Observations of the Diurnal evolution of lake-effect precipitation occurrence

David A Kristovich, Michael L. Spinar

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The observations of the diurnal evolution of lake-effect precipitation occurance were discussed. The study utilizes hourly precipitation data collected in the snow belt regions of Lakes Superior and Michigan to determine the typical diurnal behavior of lake-effect precipitation occurrence. The diurnal variation of surface sensible and latent heat fluxes were estimated using surface observations. It was found that the sensible heat fluxes tended to be greater in the morning hours than in the afternoon hours due to greater differences in lake-air temperature and humidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4937-4939
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004
EventCombined Preprints: 84th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA., United States
Duration: Jan 11 2004Jan 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science


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