Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Data description paper
03 Mar 2021
Data description paper |  | 03 Mar 2021

A high-resolution unified observational data product of mesoscale convective systems and isolated deep convection in the United States for 2004–2017

Jianfeng Li, Zhe Feng, Yun Qian, and L. Ruby Leung

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Deep convection has different properties at different scales. We develop a 4 km h−1 observational data product of mesoscale convective systems and isolated deep convection in the United States from 2004–2017. We find that both types of convective systems contribute significantly to precipitation east of the Rocky Mountains but with distinct spatiotemporal characteristics. The data product will be useful for observational analyses and model evaluations of convection events at different scales.
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