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February 2014

PNNL Research Makes Top Ten in Journal of Hydrometeorology

Top Ten graphic courtesy of Same Churchill, Creative Commons License
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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are having an impact in understanding how surface water processes intersect with land, atmosphere and climate systems. Two recent papers led by PNNL researchers are now in the top ten most read papers for the previous 12 months at the Journal of Hydrometeorology (JHM)

PNNL researchers in the two studies include Larry Berg, Andre Coleman, Maoyi Huang, Yinghai Ke, L. Ruby Leung, Hong-Yi Li, and Mark Wigmosta.

The two papers include research on a new river-routing model that improves simulation of water flow at different scales than some widely used large-scale routing models. See the highlight, Rivers Run Right Through It...The Model; and research that included irrigation in a climate model to find it tips the balance of water vapor and upward moving air to affect the boundary layer and shallow cloud systems. See the highlight, Irrigation's Impact on Clouds and Climate.

A journal of the American Meteorological Society, JHM publishes the science of modeling and forecasting water and energy fluxes, interactions with the lower atmosphere and boundary layer, and precipitation, radiation and associated meteorological processes.


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