Atmospheric Science Letters

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Edited By: Revd Professor Ian N. James

Impact Factor: 1.521

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

Just Published Articles

  1. The changing influence of El Niño on the Great Plains low-level jet

    Yu-Chiao Liang, Jin-Yi Yu, Min-Hui Lo and Chunzai Wang

    Article first published online: 28 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asl.590

  2. Validation of CMIP5 models for the contiguous United States

    Victor Privalsky and Vladislav Yushkov

    Article first published online: 14 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asl.582

  3. Relationship between cold winters over Northern Asia and the subsequent hot summers over mid-lower reaches of the Yangtze River valley under global warming

    Shaobo Qiao, Zhiqiang Gong, Guolin Feng and Zhonghua Qian

    Article first published online: 12 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asl.585

  4. The adjoint sensitivity of heavy rainfall to initial conditions in debris flow areas in China

    Feifan Zhou and Xiaopeng Cui

    Article first published online: 12 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asl.586

  5. A climatology of low-level jets in the mid-latitudes and polar regions of the Northern Hemisphere

    M. Tuononen, V. A. Sinclair and T. Vihma

    Article first published online: 10 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asl.587



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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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