(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Reanalysis and extension of Namias's climatological isentropic analysis : detection and evaluation of monsoonal, severe storm, drought, and flood events

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CERVENY R.S. (1) ; DE BIASSE K. (1) ; PACE M.B. (1) ; ELLIS A.W. (1) ; BALLING R.C. (1) ;
(1) School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, ETATS-UNIS


The AA. employ modern data to verify and update Namias's original identification of the North American monsoon. Given this verification, they extend his analyses to other seasons. Importantly, they identify a springtime prominent “isentropic inverted wave” over the Great Plains that corresponds to severe storm and tornadic activity. They also verify isentropic analysis in the detection of drought using modern drought indexes. Fundamentally, they demonstrate that Namias's climatological isentropic analysis is still notably applicable to climate forecasting concerns. In a larger perspective, they demonstrate the usefulness of reexamining past research in the context of new data and methods


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 101, no6 [pp. 1204-1220]

Bibliographic references : 50 ref.

Collation : 8 fig.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2011.584280

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