Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Research article
05 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 05 Jul 2019

Influences of Lake Malawi on the spatial and diurnal variability of local precipitation

Shunya Koseki and Priscilla A. Mooney

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Short summary
This study revealed that Lake Malawi plays an important role for local precipitation in terms of spatial distribution and diurnal cycle in boreal summer (November to March). The diurnal cycle is detected by harmonics analysis and empirical orthogonal function analysis. An idealized simulation of WRF without Lake Malawi clearly showed that Lake Malawi is a source of local precipitation.