Geostrophic Atmospheric Moisture Waves

In a recent post I introduced a new atmospheric wave pattern that I stumbled upon in working on a hydroclimatology paper. I’ve since looked at it further and shared with some colleagues. Given t...

Geostrophic Moisture across North America

If one takes the January 1979 surface plot of the ERAI EP (Evaporation minus Precipitation) coverage, this is a sample of the possible views.  If I’m not mistaken, Rossby and Kelvin waves are s...

Persistence of the Solar River

It’s only fair to recognize the Solar Mountain’s conceptual inverse (loosely speaking), the Solar River.  The featured animation illustrates the summer and winter climatological average ...