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Nayak, S., and T. Takemi, 2020: Clausius-Clapeyron scaling of extremely heavy precipitations: Case studies of the July 2017 and July 2018 heavy rainfall events over Japan. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, 1147–1162.
Special Edition on Extreme Rainfall Events in 2017 and 2018
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Plain Language Summary: The usefulness of Clausius-Clapeyron (CC) scaling in explaining extremely heavy precipitations is explored in the present-day climate and in pseudo-global-warming (PGW) conditions. This is analyzed by conducting regional-scale numerical simulations for two recent extreme rainfall events that occurred in Japan: the case in northern Kyushu during 5-6 July 2017 and the case in Shikoku Island during 5-8 July 2018.