Huang, W.-R., P.-H. Huang, Y.-H. Chang, C.-T. Cheng, H.-H. Hsu, C.-Y. Tu, and A. Kitoh, 2019: Dynamical downscaling simulation and future projection of extreme precipitation activities in
Taiwan during the Mei-Yu seasons. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 97,
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Plain Language Summary: This study investigates the dynamical downscaling simulation and future projection of extreme precipitation activities (including intensity and frequency) in Taiwan during the Mei-Yu seasons (May and June). The future projections show that extreme precipitation will become more frequent and more intense over western Taiwan, but less frequent and less intense over eastern Taiwan. Further examinations of the significance of the projected changes in extreme precipitation that affect the agriculture regions of Taiwan show that the southwestern agriculture regions will be affected by extreme precipitation events more frequently and more intensely than the other subregions.
- This is the first study to present the regional difference in the projected changes of Mei-Yu season extreme precipitation with a focus over the agricultural regions of Taiwan.
- The regional difference in the projected changes of extreme precipitation over Taiwan is found to be a local response to the future changes of low-level wind circulation and moisture convergence over the East-Asian monsoon region.