author = "Brito, Sheila Santana de Barros and Oyama, Marcos Daisuke",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         de Aeron{\'a}utica e Espa{\c{c}}o (IAE)}",
                title = "Daily cycle of precipitation over the northern coast of Brazil",
              journal = "Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology",
                 year = "2014",
               volume = "53",
               number = "11",
                pages = "2481--2502",
                month = "Nov.",
             keywords = "Climatology, Meteorology, Coastal meteorologies, Coefficient of 
                         variation, Convective systems, Environmental conditions, 
                         Meso-scale systems, Phase propagation, Physical mechanism, 
                         Tropical rainfall measuring missions, Rain, climatology, coastal 
                         zone, convective system, environmental conditions, marine 
                         atmosphere, mesoscale meteorology, precipitation assessment, TRMM, 
             abstract = "The daily cycle of precipitation (DCP) in the austral autumn on 
                         the northern coast of Brazil (NCB) is examined in detail. The 
                         Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission 3B42 dataset was used to 
                         obtain the DCP, and the intradaily variability was measured using 
                         the coefficient of variation (CV). The DCP data of the NCB were 
                         grouped into five regimes. A new regime was found, called the 
                         shore regime. It has a minimum CV, and its cycle shows both 
                         continental (late afternoon peak) and oceanic features (morning 
                         peak). The landside coastal regime was divided into two areas: a 
                         continental coast regime, with very high CV, and an inland coast 
                         regime, with clear inland phase propagation. The continental 
                         regime was divided into two categories: an inland regime with low 
                         and high variability. The Forecast and Tracking of the Evolution 
                         of Cloud Clusters (ForTraCC) data were used to relate convective 
                         systems (CS) and their processes to the DCP. The following 
                         processes are studied for the CS: initiation/dissipation, 
                         merge/split, area increase/reduction, and advection. Initiation is 
                         more concentrated in time, while dissipation is more distributed. 
                         Physical mechanisms that generate initiation can promote area 
                         expansion and hence CS merge. By considering a simple 
                         parameterization, the time scale of the CS area reduction under 
                         environmental conditions that are unfavorable to initiation ranges 
                         from 6 to 12 h. Therefore, there is upscaling of the CS in the 
                         afternoon and slow decay during the night and morning, which leads 
                         to a more uniform cycle inland.",
                  doi = "10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0029.1",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0029.1",
                 issn = "1558-8432 and 1558-8424",
                label = "scopus 2015-01 BarrosBritoOyam:2014:DaCyPr",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "22 jan. 2021"