Storms and Precipitation Across the Continental Divide Experiment SPADE is a collaborative research study with an objective to understand the atmospheric conditions leading to storms and precipitation, including its type, across the continental divide. The specific objective is to investigate small-scale processes leading to orographic precipitation passing over the continental divide. This experiment runs from May to June 2019, funded by Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change.
- How much condensate is passing over the divide and falling to the surface on the upwind and
- What are the factors governing this condensate and the surface distribution of
- How well are these features of the precipitation simulated?