Climatology of precipitation and clouds over Montane_Forest_South_Africa
Montane Forest South Africa

General info
System properties
Seasonal variation
Diurnal variation
Vertical Structure
Extreme events
Time series
  • Precipitation geographical distribution

  • Over Montane_Forest_South_Africa , mean annual precipitation are estimated with 395.6 (mm/year) from precipitation radar, and 305.7 (mm/year) from microwave radiometer observations. (see high resolution precipitation product , NOTE: it may take long time to generate for large area) In total, thunderstorms (systems with detected lightning flashes) contribute 44 %, MCSs (Mesoscale convective systems with raining area > 2000 km^2) contribute 70 % of all precipitation.

  • Precipitation seasonal and diurnal variation

  • Seasonal and diurnal variations of rainfall over Montane_Forest_South_Africa are shown in following figure. You may check the details of rainfall contributions from precipitation systems with different sizes and intensities in various seasons and at different local times.

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