Journal article

Linear rainfall features and their association with rainfall extremes near Melbourne, Australia

SM Hitchcock, TP Lane, RA Warren, JS Soderholm

Monthly Weather Review | American Meteorological Society | Published : 2021


Linear precipitation systems are a prominent contributor to rainfall over Melbourne, Australia, and the surrounding region. These systems are often convective in nature, frequently associated with cold fronts, and in some cases can lead to significant rainfall and flash flooding. Various types of linearly organized systems (e.g., squall lines, quasi-linear convective systems) have been the subject of much research in the United States and elsewhere, but thus far relatively little analysis has been done on linear systems in Australia. To begin to understand rainfall extremes and how they may change in this region in the future, it is useful to explore the contribution of these types of system..

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