Atmospheric Convection: Research and Operational Forecasting Aspects

Suggested readings

Text books:

Doswell C.A. III, 2001: Severe Convective Storms. Meteorological Monograph Series, Vol. 28, n. 50, Boston, American Meteorological Society, 570 pp.

Wilks D., 199:. Statistical Methods in the Atmospheric Sciences, San Diego Academic Press, 467 pp.

Blumen, W., 1990: Atmospheric processes over complex terrain, Boston, MA, American Meteorological Society, 323 pp.

Saucier, W.J., 1983: Principles of Meteorological Analysis, Phoenix, Dover Publications., 464 pp.

Whiteman, C.D., 2000: Mountain Meteorology, New York, Oxford University Press, 355 pp.

Benoit Cushman-Roisin, 1994: Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Englewood Cliffs, Prentice-Hall., 320 pp.

B. Cushman-Roisin, M. Gacic, P.M. Poulain, A. Artegiani, 2001: Physical Oceanography of the Adriatic Sea, Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 320 pp.

Papers or review articles:

Bertato, M., Giaiotti, D., Manzato, A., Stel, F., 2003. An interesting case of tornado in Friuli – Northeastern Italy Atmos. Res. 67–68, 3–21

Markowski P. M., Straka J. M., 2000. Some observations of rotating updrafts in low-buoy highly shared environments. Mon. Wea. Rev. 128, 449–461

Brooks, H. E., C. A. Doswell III, and M. P. Kay, 2003: Climatological estimates of local daily tornado probability. Wea. Forecasting, 18, 626–640.

Kay, M. P., and H. E. Brooks, 2000: Verification of probabilistic severe storm forecasts at the SPC. Preprints, 20th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Orlando, Florida, American Meteorological Society, 285–288.

Steinacker,R., C. Haeberli, W. Poettschacher, 2000: A transparent method fort he analysis and quality evaluation of irregularly distributed and noisy observational data, Mon Wea Rev 128, 125–130.

Steinacker, R., M. Dorninger, F. Woelfelmaier, T. Krennert, 2000: Automatic tracking of convective cells and cell complexes from lightning and radar data, Meteor Atmos Phys 72, 344–360.

Bougeault, P., P. Binder, A. Buzzi, R. Dirks, R. Houze, J. Kuettner, R.B. Smith, R. Steinacker, H. Volkert, 2001: The MAP special Observing Period, BAMS 82, 12–23.

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