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dc.contributor.authorAgosta, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorCompagnucci, Rosaes
dc.contributor.authorAristegui, Danieles
dc.identifier.citationAgosta, E., Compagnucci, R., Ariztegui, D. Precipitation linked to Atlantic moisture transport : clues to interpret patagonian palaeoclimate [en línea]. Climate research 62, 2015. Disponible en:
dc.description.abstractAbstract: Westerlies are the main climatic feature in the mid-latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere (SH), driving the amount and distribution of precipitation. Patagonia is a vast region in South America’s mid-latitudes, which encompasses 2 sub regions with highly distinct precipitation features. These two regions include wet Western Patagonia extending from the Pacific coast to the Andean highs (i.e. maximum elevations), and dry Eastern Patagonia situated leeward of the Andes in the Argentine steppe plains. Patagonia is influenced by strong mid-latitude westerlies throughout the year. Westerlies have been considered the unique driver of climate both in Western and Eastern Pata gonia. This research is focused on the Lago Cardiel catchment area in central Eastern Patagonia. A significant link between precipitation in that region and local zonal moisture transport from the Atlantic was established. A fraction of intense precipitation was related to strong local westward moisture transport, partly as a consequence of slow-moving weather systems crossing over Patagonia. As long as a dipolar pattern of long-term precipitation anomaly was observed between dry central Western/Southern Patagonia and wet central Eastern Patagonia, it could be interpreted as due to enhanced synoptic easterly moisture flux from the Atlantic. Thus, the westerlies rule was broken at least under blocking-like flows, which induced moist easterlies. The relatively wet 1940s exemplified this phenomenon. Such a conceptual framework can be applied to palaeoclimatic proxy record reconstructions as well as to general circulation model (GCM) outcomes for the late and mid-Holocenees
dc.publisherInter-Research Science Centeres
dc.rightsAcceso Abiertoes
dc.sourceClimate Research Vol. 62, 2015es
dc.sourceISSN 1616-1572es
dc.subjectHEMISFERIO SURes
dc.titlePrecipitation linked to Atlantic moisture transport : clues to interpret patagonian palaeoclimatees
uca.pathFacultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Agrarias|Artículoses
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uca.affiliationFil: Agosta, Eduardo A. Universidad Católica Argentina. Facultad de Ciencias Físicomatemáticas e Ingeniería. Equipo Interdisciplinario para el Estudio de Procesos Atmosféricos en el Cambio Global, PEPACG; Argentinaes
uca.affiliationFil: Agosta, Eduardo A. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas; Argentinaes
uca.affiliationFil: Agosta, Eduardo A. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentinaes
uca.affiliationFil: Compagnucci, Rosa. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentinaes
uca.affiliationFil: Compagnucci, Rosa. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. 4Departamento de Ciencias de la Atmósfera y los Océanos; Argentinaes
uca.affiliationFil: Ariztegui, Daniel. University of Geneva. Earth and Environmental Sciences; Suizaes
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