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Ohara, R., T. Iwasaki, and T. Yamazaki, 2021: Impacts of evaporative cooling from raindrops on the frontal heavy rainfall formation over western Japan on 5-8 July 2018. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 99, 1351-1369.
Special Edition on Extreme Rainfall Events in 2017 and 2018,
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Plain Language Summary: This study examines impacts of evaporative cooling in the heavy rainfall event in early July 2018 to deepen our knowledge about when and how evaporative cooling affects Baiu frontal precipitation systems. Results of sensitivity experiments reveal that the raindrop evaporation maintains the position of the heavy front-induced precipitation by suppressing the northward retreat of the frontal surface.