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Atmospheric Science Letters

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Edited By: Revd Professor Ian N. James

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 43/77 (Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1530-261X

Associated Title(s): Geoscience Data Journal, International Journal of Climatology, Meteorological Applications, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Weather

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    On the link between cold fronts and hail in Switzerland

    Sebastian Schemm, Luca Nisi, Andrey Martinov, Daniel Leuenberger and Olivia Martius

    Article first published online: 27 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/asl.660

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    The relationships between temperature gradient and wind during cold frontal passages in the eastern United States: a numerical modeling study

    Robert Conrick, Nathan L. Curtis, Paul W. Staten and Cody Kirkpatrick

    Article first published online: 26 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/asl.663

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    The evolving concept of air pollution: a small-world network or scale-free network?

    Linan Sun, Zuhan Liu, Jiayao Wang, Lili Wang, Xuecai Bao, Zhaoming Wu and Bo Yu

    Article first published online: 20 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/asl.659

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    Tropical cyclogenesis associated with four types of winter monsoon circulation over the South China Sea

    Lei Wang, Ronghui Huang and Renguang Wu

    Article first published online: 19 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/asl.661

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    Recent changes on land use/land cover over Indian region and its impact on the weather prediction using Unified model (pages 294–300)

    Unnikrishnan C.K., Biswadip Gharai, Saji Mohandas, Ashu Mamgain, E. N. Rajagopal, Gopal R. Iyengar and P. V. N. Rao

    Article first published online: 28 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/asl.658



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Smart cyclone alerts over the Indian subcontinent

This article describes a first application of mobile telephony alerts for an extreme weather event - the progression and landfall of cyclone Phailin. The international media picked up on the cyclone Phailin story (11th–12th October 2013) - 800 000 people were evacuated within 48 h. Here we describe a novel scheme using Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) simulations and mobile phone alerts for cyclone warnings. Cellphones have a deep penetration even in rural pockets of India and it is anticipated that the results of this commentary will inspire disaster mitigation efforts over many parts of the developing world.

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Can marine cloud brightening reduce coral bleaching?

The seeding of marine clouds to cool sea surface temperatures could protect threatened coral reefs from being bleached by warming oceans. Research, published in Atmospheric Science Letters, proposes that a targeted version of the geo-engineering technique could give coral a fifty year ‘breathing space’ to recover from acidification and warming.

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