Atmospheric Sciences Seminar

April 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Virtual Meeting

An Overview of Low-Level Jets (LLJs) and Their Roles in Heavy Rainfall over the Taiwan Area during the Early Summer Rainy Season

Professor Yi-Leng Chen
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

You are invited to our weekly online Atmospheric Sciences Spring 2022 seminars via Zoom meeting.
When: April 13, 2022 at 3:30PM HST
Meeting admission: 3:15PM HST

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During the early summer rainy season over Taiwan, three types of low-level jets are observed, including a synoptic low-level jet (SLLJ) situated in the 850–700 hPa layer in the frontal zone, a marine boundary layer jet (MBLJ) embedded within the southwesterly monsoon flow over the northern South China Sea at approximately the 925 hPa level, and an orographically induced jet at approximately the 1 km level off the northwestern Taiwan coast (e.g., barrier jet (BJ)). The characteristics and physical processes of the formation of these three types of low-level jets are reviewed, and their roles in the development of heavy rainfall are discussed.

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