"South America"

Seasonal and regional differences in the rainfall and intensity of isolated convection over South America

Isolated precipitating convection, though a minor contributor to total rainfall in the tropics, is important to regional and seasonal climate variability because its diabatic heating structure is characteristic of the convectively inactive phase of …

Regional contrast of mesoscale convective system structure prior to and during monsoon onset across South America

In this study, a 10-yr (1998-2007) climatology of observations from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite is used to study regional mechanisms of monsoon onset across tropical and subtropical South America. The approach is to …