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Tracking Atmospheric Rivers

December 12, 2012

CNAP researcher Mike Dettinger was recently interviewed by KPBS about his work on atmospheric rivers and the coastal observatories that have been and are being established to monitor storms that ride along these rivers. Details on the news story can be found at: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/dec/11/san-diego-researcher-helps-track-atmospheric-river/

The image below shows water vapor over the eastern Pacific Ocean with darker brown colors indicating moisture laden air poised over and heading into California (from 20 December 2010). 
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