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Advances in Meteorology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 690363, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/690363
Research Article

Dominant Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation Systems for the Extreme Precipitation over the Western Sichuan Basin in Summer 2013

1Guangdong Climate Center, Guangzhou 510080, China
2State Key Laboratory of Severe Weather, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
3National Climate Center, Beijing 100081, China

Received 21 October 2014; Accepted 3 December 2014

Academic Editor: Jieshun Zhu

Copyright © 2015 Yamin Hu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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