A comparative study of hurricanes Fifi (1974) and Greta (1978) and their associated rainfall distributions over central America
Fernández Rojas, Walter
Vega Guzmán, Norman
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A comparative study of hurricanes Fifi (1974), which had similar tracks but produced different rainfall distributions over Central America, was made. It was found that Fifia was much rainier in spite of being much less intensa than Grete, The direct effect of the cyclones (produced by the convergent fields in the central parts and local orographic enhancement) and the indirect effect (the interaction of a westerly component flow induced by the presence of the cyclones with orography on the Pacific side of Central America) were also studied. It was found that the indirect effect is as importan as the direct effect when accumulated rainfall amounts for a period of about three days are considered.
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