author = "Vera, Carolina and Dias, M. A. S. and Nicolini, M. and 
                         Nogues-Paegle, J. and Saulo, C. and Paegle, J. and Zipser, E and 
                         Salio, P. and Penalba, O. and Baez, J. and Douglas, M. and Dias, 
                         P. S. and Emanuel, C B. and Marengo, Jos{\'e} Antonio and Meitin, 
          affiliation = "{Universidade de Buenos Aires} and {} and {} and {} and {} and {} 
                         and {} and {} and {} and {} and {} and {} and {} and Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Centro de Previs{\~a}o de 
                         Tempo e Estudos Clim{\'a}ticos (CPTEC)",
                title = "The South American low-level jet experiment",
              journal = "Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society",
                 year = "2006",
               volume = "87",
               number = "01",
                pages = "63--78",
                month = "Jan.",
             keywords = "Summer-season , precipitation, andes,climatology, patterns, 
             abstract = "Moisture is transported in South America westward from the 
                         tropical Atlantic Ocean to the Amazon basin, and then southward 
                         toward the extratropics. A regional intensification of this 
                         circulation to the east of the Andes Mountains is called the South 
                         American low-level jet (SALLJ), with the strongest winds found 
                         over eastern Bolivia. 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 
                         a limited understanding of and modeling capability for 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 SALLJ, was carried 
                         out between 15 November 2002 and 15 February 2003 in Bolivia, 
                         Paraguay, central and northern Argentina, western Brazil, and 
                         Peru. Scientists, collaborators, students, National Meteorological 
                         Service personnel, and local volunteers from South American 
                         countries and the United States participated in SALLJEX activities 
                         in an unprecedented way, because SALLJEX was the most extensive 
                         meteorological field activity to date in subtropical South 
                         America, and was the first World Climate Research Program/Climate 
                         Variability and Prediction Program international campaign in South 
                         America.This paper describes the motivation for the 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.",
           copyholder = "SID/SCD",
                 issn = "0003-0007",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "Vera C.the south american.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "20 jan. 2021"