Hydrological Research Letters
Online ISSN : 1882-3416
ISSN-L : 1882-3416
Volume 15, Issue 1
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  • Izuru Takayabu, Noriko N. Ishizaki, Tosiyuki Nakaegawa, Hidetaka Sasak ...
    2021 Volume 15 Issue 1 Pages 1-8
    Published: 2021
    Released on J-STAGE: February 13, 2021
    Supplementary material

    The diurnal cycle of precipitation over northeast Thailand during the Southeast Asian summer monsoon season was examined using non-hydrostatic (5-km grid) and convection-permitting (2-km grid) regional climate models. The results indicate that these fine grid models exhibit a better performance in terms of representing the diurnal cycle of precipitation due to the realistic orographic representation. The models successfully simulated the local circulation corresponding to the intensification of precipitation and were consistent with the satellite-based observed diurnal cycle of precipitation. The model simulation indicated that the convergence area over the mountain on the south of the Khorat Plateau occurred in the afternoon in association with the occurrence of precipitation. The convergence area migrated northward and contributed to the precipitation peak over the plateau during the nighttime. A bias in terms of the amount of precipitation in the 5-km grid model was partially removed through the convection-permitting 2-km grid model.

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