5:00-6:00 pm Networking
Atmospheric rivers are long, narrow streams of water vapor in the atmosphere that are associated with large-scale mid-latitude regions of disturbed weather. These have been studied extensively along the west-coast of the United States and are responsible for much of their wintertime precipitation and many types of high-impact weather events in this region. This study is the first to provide a comprehensive examination of these atmospheric rivers in the northeast and was a collaboration with six summer research students. This presentation will reveal the ubiquity of these atmospheric rivers in the northeast and their relationship to precipitation, snowfall, weather warnings, and streamflow.