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Ishioka, K., N. Yamamoto, and M. Fujita, 2022: A formulation of a three-dimensional spectral model for the primitive equations. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 100, 445-469.

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  • Chang, Y., Q. Ma, L. Guo, J. Duan, J. Li, X. Zhang, X. Guo, X. Lou, and B. Chen, 2022: Characteristics of raindrop size distributions during Meiyu season in Mount Lushan, eastern China. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 100, 57-76.
    Graphical Abstract

      Using long-term laser disdrometer data, we investigated the raindrop size distribution (RSD) characteristics of Meiyu precipitation in Mount Lushan, eastern China. Statistical properties for RSD parameters in mountainous site of different rain rates and rain types are presented. Parameterization schemes for RSD description and precipitation estimation for Meiyu precipitation are derived. The results show that the mountainous topography plays an important role in reshaping the characteristics of RSD and the physical processes of precipitation.