author = "Antico, Pablo L. and Chou, Sin Chan and Mour{\~a}o, Caroline",
          affiliation = "{Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cient{\'{\i}}ficas y 
                         T{\'e}cnicas} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais 
                         (INPE)} and {Centro Nacional de Monitoramento e Alertas de 
                         Desastres Naturais (CEMADEN)}",
                title = "Zonda downslope winds in the central Andes of South America in a 
                         20-year climate simulation with the Eta model",
              journal = "Theoretical and Applied Climatology",
                 year = "2017",
               volume = "128",
               number = "1/2",
                pages = "291--299",
                month = "Apr.",
             abstract = "The Zonda wind is a local version of the alpine foehn in the 
                         central Andes Mountains in South America. It blows on the eastern 
                         slopes and produces an extremely warm and dry condition in 
                         Argentina. In this study, the occurrence of Zonda wind events 
                         during a 20-year simulation from the regional Eta model is 
                         analyzed and results are compared to previous studies of Zonda 
                         wind events based on weather observations. We define a set of 
                         parameters to account for the zonal pressure gradient across the 
                         mountain, vertical movement, and air humidity typical of Zonda 
                         wind events. These parameters are applied to characterize Zonda 
                         wind events in model run and to classify them as surface-level or 
                         high-level episodes. The resulting annual distribution of Zonda 
                         occurrences based on composite analyses shows a preference for 
                         winter and spring with rare occurrences during summer. For the 
                         surface-level Zonda wind events, the highest frequency occurs 
                         during spring. Whereas surface-level Zonda wind episodes more 
                         commonly initiate in the afternoon, high-level Zonda wind events 
                         show no preference for a given initiation time. Our results are 
                         mostly in agreement with previous observational results.",
                  doi = "10.1007/s00704-015-1709-2",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00704-015-1709-2",
                 issn = "0177-798X",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "antico_zonda.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "24 nov. 2020"