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Harada, Y., H. Endo, and K. Takemura, 2020: Characteristics of large-scale atmospheric fields during heavy rainfall events in western Japan: Comparison with an extreme event in early July 2018. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 98, 1207–1229.
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Plain Language Summary: To explore large-scale atmospheric factors causing heavy rainfall events that occurred widely in western Japan, a composite analysis of atmospheric fields during the past heavy rainfall events in the region is performed. We also investigate atmospheric fields during an extreme heavy rainfall event that occurred in early July 2018 (HR18).