abstract = "A continental-scale gyre over South America transports moisture 
                         westward from the tropical Atlantic Ocean to the Amazon Basin, and 
                         then southward towards the extratropics. A regional 
                         intensification of this gyre circulation to the east of the Andes 
                         Mountains is called the South American Low-Level Jet (SALLJ), with 
                         strongest winds over eastern Bolivia. The SALLJ is present all 
                         year, and channels moisture to the La Plata Basin, which is 
                         analogous to the better-known Amazon Basin in terms of its 
                         biological and habitat diversity, and far exceeds the latter in 
                         its economic importance to southern and central South America in 
                         terms of hydroelectricity and food production. The relatively 
                         small SALLJ spatial scale (compared with the density of the 
                         available sounding network) has limited understanding and modeling 
                         of any variations in the SALLJ intensity and structure as well as 
                         its possible relationship to downstream rainfall. The SALLJ 
                         Experiment (SALLJEX), aimed at describing many aspects of the 
                         SALLJ, was carried out between 15 Nov 2002 and 15 Feb 2003 in 
                         Bolivia, Paraguay, central and northern Argentina, western Brazil, 
                         and Peru. Scientists, collaborators, students, National 
                         Meteorological Service personnel and local volunteers from the 
                         South American countries and the USA participated in SALLJEX 
                         activities in an unprecedented way, as the SALLJEX was the most 
                         extensive meteorological field activity to date in subtropical 
                         South America, first WCRP/CLIVAR international campaign in South 
                         America. This paper describes the motivation for a field activity 
                         in the region, the special SALLJEX observations, and SALLJEX 
                         modeling and outreach activities. We also describe some 
                         preliminary scientific conclusions and discuss some of the 
                         remaining questions.",
              address = "S{\~a}o Jos{\'e} dos Campos",
          affiliation = "{CPTEC-INPE-Cachoeira Paulista-12630-000-SP-Brasil}",
               author = "Vera, Carolina and Baez, J. and Douglas, M. and Emmanuel, C. B. 
                         and Marengo, Jose Antonio and Meitin, J. and Nicolini, Matilde and 
                         Nogues-Paegle, J. and Paegle, J. and Penalba, O. and Salio, P. and 
                         Saulo, C. and Silva Dias, Maria Assuncao Faus da and Silva Dias, 
                         Pedro and Zipser, E.",
             keywords = "SALLJEX.",
             language = "English",
       lastupdatedate = "2005-05-11",
                 note = "{Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society}",
            publisher = "Instituto and Nacional and de and Pesquisas and Espaciais",
                  ibi = "sid.inpe.br/ePrint@80/2005/",
                  url = "http://urlib.net/rep/sid.inpe.br/ePrint@80/2005/",
           targetfile = "v1.pdf",
                title = "The South American Low-Level Jet Experiment (Salljex)",
         typeofmedium = "On-line",
        urlaccessdate = "20 jan. 2021"