Atmospheric Science Letters

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Edited By: Revd Professor Ian N. James

Impact Factor: 1.876

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 34/76 (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. Influence of the boreal spring Southern Annular Mode on summer surface air temperature over northeast China

    Fei Zheng, Jianping Li, Robin T. Clark, Ruiqing Ding, Fei Li and Lei Wang

    Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asl2.541

  2. Suppression of CCN formation by bromine chemistry in the remote marine atmosphere

    Thomas James Breider, Martyn P. Chipperfield, Graham W. Mann, Matthew T. Woodhouse and Ken S. Carslaw

    Article first published online: 9 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asl2.539

  3. An evaluation of CORDEX regional climate models in simulating precipitation over Southern Africa

    Mxolisi E. Shongwe, Chris Lennard, Brant Liebmann, Evangelia-Anna Kalognomou, Lucky Ntsangwane and Izidine Pinto

    Article first published online: 9 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asl2.538

  4. Universal evolution mechanisms and energy conversion characteristics of long-lived mesoscale vortices over the Sichuan Basin

    Shenming Fu, Wanli Li, Jianhua Sun, Jingping Zhang and Yuanchun Zhang

    Article first published online: 28 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asl2.533

  5. The oscillation of the perturbation potential energy between the extratropics and tropics in boreal winter

    Lei Wang, Jianping Li, Zhanggui Wang, Yanjie Li and Fei Zheng

    Article first published online: 26 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asl2.532

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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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