Conclusions and future work

The characteristic topography near regions such as Chulucanas (roughly in the center, cf., Figures 3, 11, 12 and 13), where such storms were observed to occur on a frequent basis, is ideal for the aforementioned interaction between the rainbands and the Andean foothills. The origin of the east-west rainbands near the north Peruvian coast is less clear but may be caused by low altitude wind surges, which are driven northward along the coast of Peru by a large and quasi-permanent high in the southeastern Pacific.

Investigation of the applicability of other methods of gridding scattered data will be considered for these and similar, but larger sets of meteorological data [1], [3], [4], [5], [9], [12], [16] and [17].


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