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Tellus (2008), 60A, 3241 C 2007 The Authors Journal compilation C 2007 Blackwell Munksgaard
 

Summary: Tellus (2008), 60A, 32­41 C 2007 The Authors
Journal compilation C 2007 Blackwell Munksgaard
Printed in Singapore. All rights reserved
TELLUS
Contrasting interannual variability of atmospheric
moisture over Europe during cold and warm seasons
By IGOR I. ZVERYAEV1, JOANNA WIBIG2
and RICHARD P. ALLAN3
, 1
P.P. Shirshov Institute of
Oceanology, RAS, 36, Nakhimovsky Ave., Moscow, Russia; 2
Department of Meteorology and Climatology, University
of Līodīz, Līodīz, Poland; 3
Environmental Systems Science Centre, University of Reading, Reading, UK
(Manuscript received 6 April 2007; in final form 4 October 2007)
ABSTRACT
Seasonality in the interannual variability of atmospheric moisture over Europe is investigated using precipitable water
(PW) from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction/National Center for Atmospheric Research reanalysis
data set for 1979­2004. Over Europe the summer PW and its interannual variability (expressed by standard deviations)
are essentially larger than those of the winter season. The largest seasonal differences are found over eastern Europe and

  

Source: Allan, Richard P. - Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

 

Collections: Geosciences