New relevant papers

2018 papers

NISI, L., HERING A., GERMANN U., MARTIUS O.: A 15-year hail streak climatology for the Alpine region. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 2018. doi: 10.1002/qj.3286.

Wapler, K., Banon Peregrin, L. M., Buzzi, M., Heizenreder, D., Kann, A., Meirold-Mautner, I., Simon, A., Wang, Y.: Conference Report 2nd European Nowcasting Conference, Meteorol. Z., vol. 27 no. 1, p. 81-84, 2018. doi: 10.1127/metz/2017/0870.

2017 and 2016 papers

Bedka, K. M., and K. Khlopenkov, 2016: A probabilistic multispectral pattern recognition method for detection of overshooting cloud tops using passive satellite imager observations.  J. Appl. Meteor. And Climatol. 55, 1983–2005, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0249.1

Bedka, K. M., J. T. Allen, H-J. Punge, M. Kunz, and D. Simanovic, 2017: A long-term overshooting convective cloud top detection database over Australia derived from MTSAT Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager observations. In review in J. Appl. Meteor. and Climatol.

Bley, S., Deneke, H. and Senf, F., 2016: Meteosat-Based Characterization of the Spatio-Temporal Evolution of Warm Convective Cloud Fields over Central Europe, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 55, 2181-2195.

COSTA, SIMONE M. S.; NEGRI, RENATO G.; FERREIRA, NELSON J.; SCHMIT, TIMOTHY J.; ARAI, NELSON; FLAUBER, WAGNER; CEBALLOS, Juan; VILA, Daniel; RODRIGUES, JURANDIR; Machado, Luiz A.; PEREIRA, SÉRGIO; BOTTINO, MARCUS JORGE; SISMANOGLU, RAFFI AGOP; LANGDEN, PEDRO. A Successful Practical Experience on Dedicated Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites- GOES -10/12 Supporting Brazil. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, v. online, p. BAMS-D-16-0029.1, 2017.

DAVOLIO, S.; VOLONTÉ, A.; MANZATO, A.; PUCILLO, A.; CICOGNA, A; FERRARIO, M. E.: Mechanisms producing different precipitation patterns over north-eastern Italy: insights from HyMeX-SOP1 and previous events. Quarterly Journal of RMS, 2016. DOI: 10.1002/qj.2731.

Homeyer, C.R., J.D. McAuliffe, and K. M. Bedka: On the development of above-anvil cirrus plumes in extratropical convection. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 1617-1633, 2017. doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-16-0269.1.

JÄKEL, EVELYN; WENDISCH, MANFRED; KRISNA, TRISMONO C.; EWALD, FLORIAN; KÖLLING, TOBIAS; JURKAT, TINA; VOIGT, CHRISTIANE; CECCHINI, MICAEL A.; MACHADO, Luiz A. T.; AFCHINE, ARMIN; COSTA, ANJA; KRÄMER, MARTINA; ANDREAE, MEINRAT O.; PÖSCHL, ULRICH; ROSENFELD, DANIEL; YUAN, TIANLE. Vertical distribution of the particle phase in tropical deep convective clouds as derived from cloud-side reflected solar radiation measurements. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS (ONLINE), v. 17, p. 9049-9066, 2017.

MARTIUS O., HERING A., KUNZ M., MANZATO A., MOHR S., NISI L., TREFALT S: Challenges and recent Advances in Hail Research – A report from the 2nd European Hail Workshop, 2017. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0207.1

MECIKALSKI, John R.; ROSENFELD, Daniel; MANZATO, Agostino. Evaluation of Geostationary Satellite Observations and the Development of a 1-2 hour Prediction Model for Future Storm Intensity: Forecasting Storm Intensity. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 2016, 121, DOI: 10.1002/2016JD024768

MIGLIETTA, Mario Marcello; MANZATO, Agostino; ROTUNNO, Richard. Characteristics and Predictability of a Supercell during HyMeX SOP1: Characteristics and Predictability of a Supercell during HyMeX SOP1. Quarterly Journal RMS, 2016. DOI: 10.1002/qj.2872

NETO, Carlos Pinto da Silva; BARBOSA, H.A.; BENETI, C.A. A method for convective storm detection using satellite data. Atmósfera, 2016, 29, 4, 343-358, ISSN 2395-8812. doi: 10.20937/ATM.2016.29.04.05.

NISI L., MARTIUS O., HERING A., KUNZ M., GERMANN U.: Spatial and temporal distribution of hailstorms in the Alpine region: A long-term, high resolution, radar-based analysis. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142(697), 1590-1604, 2016. doi: 10.1002/qj.2771

Punge, H-J, K. M. Bedka, M. Kunz, A. Reinbold: Hail frequency estimation across Europe based on a combination of overshooting top detections and the ERA-INTERIM reanalysis. Atmos. Res., 2017.

SCHEMM S., NISI L., MARTINOV A., LEUENBERGER D., MARTIUS O.: On the link between cold fronts and hail in Switzerland. Atmospheric science letters, 17(5), 315-325, 2016. doi: 10.1002/asl.660.

Senf, F. and Deneke, H.: Uncertainties in synthetic Meteosat SEVIRI infrared brightness temperatures in the presence of cirrus clouds and implications for evaluation of cloud microphysics, Atmos.Res., 2016, 183, 113-129.

Smith, J. B., D. M. Wilmouth, K. M. Bedka, K. P. Bowman, C. R. Homeyer, J. A. Dykema, M. R. Sargent, C. Clapp, S. S. Leroy, D. S. Sayres, J. M. Dean-Day, T. P. Bui, and J. G. Anderson, 2017: A case study of convectively sourced water vapor observed in the overworld stratosphere over the United States, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., in press, doi:10.1002/2017JD026831. Available online at:

Thiery, W, L. Gudmundsson, K. M. Bedka, F. H. Semazzi, S. Lhermitte, P. Willems, N. van Lipzig, S. Seneviratne: Early warnings of hazardous thunderstorms over Lake Victoria. Environ. Res. Lett., 2017, 12.7.

Wang P.K., Cheng K.-Y., Setvák M, and Wang C.-K., 2016: The origin of the gullwing-shaped cirrus above an Argentinian thunderstorm as seen in CALIPSO images, J.Geophys.Res. Atmos., 121, 3729-3738, DOI: 10.1002/2015JD024111.

WAPLER, Kathrin. The life-cycle of hailstorms: Lightning, radar reflectivity and rotation characteristics. Atmospheric Research, 2017.

WAPLER, Kathrin; HENGSTEBECK, Thomas, GROENEMEIJER, Pieter. Mesocyclones in Central Europe as seen by radar, Atmospheric Research, 2016, 168, 112-120, ISSN 0169-8095.

Yost, C. R., K. M. Bedka, P. Minnis, L. Nguyen, J. W. Strapp, R. Palikonda, K. Khlopenkov, D. Spangenberg, W. L. Smith Jr., A. Protat and J. Delanoe, 2017: A prototype method for diagnosing high ice water content probability using satellite imager data. In review in Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. Available online at:


Relevant papers – year 2015 or earlier

Bedka, K. M., C. Wang, R. Rogers, L. D. Carey, W. Feltz, and J. Kanak, 2015: Examining deep convective cloud evolution using total lightning, WSR-88D, and GOES-14 super rapid scan datasets. Wea. Forecasting, 30, 571–590, doi:10.1175/WAF-D-14-00062.1.

FEUDALE, L. and MANZATO, A.: Cloud–to–Ground Lightning Distribution and its Relationship with Orography and anthropogenic emissions in the Po Valley.
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2014, 53, 2651-2670.

12 September 2012: A supercell outbreak in NE Italy?. Atmos. Res. 2014, 153, 98-118.

MARTIUS O., KUNZ M., NISI L., HERING A.: Conference Report 1st European Hail Workshop. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 24: 441-442, 2015.

NEGRI, R. G.; MACHADO, Luiz A. T. ; BORDE, R.. Inner convective system cloud-top wind estimation using multichannel infrared satellite images. International Journal of Remote Sensing (Print), v. 35, p. 651-670, 2014.

NISI, Luca; AMBROSETTI, P.; CLEMENTI, L. Nowcasting severe convection in the Alpine region: The COALITION approach. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 2014, 140.682: 1684-1699.

Putsay M., Simon A., Setvák M.; Szenyán I., Kerkmann J., 2013: Simultaneous observation of above-anvil ice plume and plume-shaped BTD anomaly atop a convective storm. Atmos. Research, 123, 293-304.
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.07.025.

Senf, F., Dietzsch, F., Hünerbein A. and Deneke, H., 2015: Characterization of initiation and growth of selected severe convective storms over Central Europe with MSG-SEVIRI. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 54, p. 207-224.

SETVAK, Martin, BEDKA, Kris, LINDSEY, D.T., SOKOL, A., CHARVAT, Z., ŠTASTKA, J., WANG, Pao K., 2013: A-Train observations of deep convective storm tops. Atmos. Research, 123, 229-248. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.06.020.

WAPLER, Kathrin; HARNISCH, Florian; PARDOWITZ, Tobias; SENF, Fabian. Characterisation and predictability of a strong and a weak forcing severe convective event – a multi-data approach, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 2015, 24.4, 393-410.

WAPLER, Kathrin; JAMES, Paul. Thunderstorm occurrence and characteristics in Central Europe under different synoptic conditions, Atmospheric Research 2015, 158-159, 231-244, ISSN 0169-8095.

WAPLER, Kathrin. High-resolution climatology of lightning characteristics within Central Europe,  Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 2013, 122, 3, 175-184.

WAPLER, Kathrin; GOEBER, M., and TREPTE, S.: Comparative verification of different nowcasting systems to support optimisation of thunderstorm warnings, Adv. Sci. Res., 2012, 8, 121-127, doi:10.5194/asr-8-121-2012, 2012.

ŽIBERT, Mateja Iršič; ŽIBERT, Janez. Monitoring and automatic detection of the cold-ring patterns atop deep convective clouds using Meteosat data.Atmospheric Research, 2013, 123: 281-292.