Trade-wind inversion occurrence in Hawaii

Developed for the 2014 NCA. New reports and images will be added as they become available.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 00:09 -- mbp

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Trade-wind inversion occurrence over Hilo (green) and Lihue (blue), Hawaii. The frequency of occurrence of the trade-wind inversion increased during the 1990s from less than 80% to occurring around 90% of the time. This finding is consistent with current observations of reduced precipitation, especially for the high-elevations in Hawaii. Figure courtesy of Hawaii State Climatologist, Pao-Shin Chu. Data from Cao et al. (2007).
Data Type: 
Observed
Variable Type: 
Wind

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