(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Spatial, synoptic, and seasonal patterns of heavy rainfall in the southeastern United States

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KEIM B.D. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, University of New Hampshire, Durham, ETATS-UNIS


This paper examines the synoptic climatology and seasonality of heavy rainfall across the southeastern United States, in adopting a threshold approach. Frontal systems (particularly cold fronts) were found to be the dominant mechanism that induces heavy rainfall across the study area, but tropical disturbances and air-mass storms also contribute, especially at the more coastal locations. Annual regimes were found to vary dramatically from one site to another, and 7 of the 8 sites investigated exhibited statistically significant seasonality


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 17, no4 [pp. 313-328]

Bibliographic references : 54 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




American geological institute

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