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Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 1–17, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-1-2021
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 1–17, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-1-2021

Research article 14 Jan 2021

Research article | 14 Jan 2021

Lagrangian detection of precipitation moisture sources for an arid region in northeast Greenland: relations to the North Atlantic Oscillation, sea ice cover, and temporal trends from 1979 to 2017

Lilian Schuster et al.

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Precipitation and moisture sources over an arid region in northeast Greenland are investigated from 1979 to 2017 by a Lagrangian moisture source diagnostic driven by reanalysis data. Dominant winter moisture sources are the North Atlantic above 45° N. In summer local and north Eurasian continental sources dominate. In positive phases of the North Atlantic Oscillation, evaporation and moisture transport from the Norwegian Sea are stronger, resulting in more precipitation.