Formation and evolution of trade-wind rainbands on the island of Hawaii

Jian Jian Wang, Robert M Rauber, Harry T. Ochs, Richard E. Carbone

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Abstract

Doppler radar, aircraft and pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) data collected on August 3, 1990 are analyzed to investigate the possible mechanisms leading to the development of the rainbands as they move towards the island. Several rain bands/cells were in the radar domain: an S-shaped band was observed 15 km from the island (A); a north-south oriented rainband was located about 40 km east of Hilo (B); another extended northeast to southwest from the eastern tip of the island (C); and rain cells moving from the ocean lined up about 55 km offshore parallel to the coastline. A and B in the deceleration region of the trade-wind, were relatively steady on their way toward the island.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages453-454
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology - Austin, TX, USA
Duration: Sep 7 1997Sep 12 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology
CityAustin, TX, USA
Period9/7/979/12/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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