Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 129–161, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-129-2021
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 129–161, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-129-2021

Research article 09 Mar 2021

Research article | 09 Mar 2021

A global climatological perspective on the importance of Rossby wave breaking and intense moisture transport for extreme precipitation events

Andries Jan de Vries

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Short summary
Heavy rainfall can cause dramatic societal impacts. This paper presents the first global study on the role of Rossby wave breaking and intense moisture transport for extreme precipitation events. Several catastrophic flood events demonstrate the importance of these two processes, complemented by a detailed climatological analysis. These findings present a new perspective on the meteorology of extreme precipitation events with implications for their prediction and studies on their future changes.