Special Issue "Elevated Convection"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Meteorology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Patrick S. Market
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Guest Editor
Department of Soils, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Interests: synoptic-dynamic meteorology; banded heavy precipitation; thundersnow; elevated convection
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Elevated convection can be a difficult forecast problem, often because it can span large portions of the diurnal cycle, and often transitions from sourcing parcels largely from a planetary boundary layer (PBL) to largely elevated parcels. Although much less prone to harbor tornadoes, large hail or significant winds, elevated convection can produce significant rainfall and snowfall that results in flash flooding and crippling snowfalls, respectively.  Clearly, these resulting meteorological events can have significant societal importance.

The topic of elevated convection has received heightened interest in the last few years. Scientific literature has been on the rise, along with two recent high-profile field research campaigns. Results from Profiling Elevated Convection at Night (PECAN) in 2015, and the Program for Research on Elevated Convection with Intense Precipitation (PRECIP) in 2014 and 2015 have already brought many new insights to light.

Prof. Patrick S. Market
Guest Editor

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  •     Elevated convection
  •     Surface-to-elevated transition
  •     Elevated-to-surface transition
  •     Intense rainfall
  •     Intense snowfall
  •     Flash flooding
  •     Thundersnow
  •     Gravity waves

Published Papers

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