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Analysis of Catania Flash Flood Case Study by Using Combined Microwave and Infrared Technique

Francesco Di Paola, Elisabetta Ricciardelli, Domenico Cimini, Filomena Romano, Mariassunta Viggiano, Vincenzo Cuomo
2014 Journal of Hydrometeorology  
In just 1 h, more than 50 mm of precipitation was recorded, but it was not forecast by numerical weather prediction (NWP) models and, consequently, no severe weather warnings were sent to the population  ...  In this paper, the analysis of an extreme convective event atypical for the winter season, which occurred on 21 February 2013 on the east coast of Sicily and caused a flash flood over Catania, is presented  ...  The authors acknowledge the Italian Department of Civil Protection for providing data from the national radar network and the rain gauge network in the framework of the CETEMPS-DPC IDRA project.  ... 
doi:10.1175/jhm-d-13-092.1 fatcat:nahqt3d7wfh4ddwa4ndxvtbzia

Editorial for Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Precipitation"

Silas Michaelides
2019 Remote Sensing  
of cloud and precipitation microphysical properties; precipitation downscaling; precipitation droplet size distribution; assimilation of remotely sensed precipitation into numerical weather prediction  ...  This Special Issue hosts papers on all aspects of remote sensing of precipitation, including applications that embrace the use of remote-sensing techniques of precipitation in tackling issues, such as  ...  Special thanks are due to the community of distinguished reviewers for their valuable and insightful inputs.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11040389 fatcat:nw3cr7u63ff4hhxlmiiifs5udm

Flood forecast in complex orography coupling distributed hydro-meteorological models and in-situ and remote sensing data

M. Verdecchia, E. Coppola, C. Faccani, R. Ferretti, A. Memmo, M. Montopoli, G. Rivolta, T. Paolucci, E. Picciotti, A. Santacasa, B. Tomassetti, G. Visconti (+1 others)
2008 Meteorology and atmospheric physics (Print)  
The focus is on small-catchment flood forecast in complex topography in Central Italy, but the developed modelling and processing integrated tools may be easily applied to any geographical and orographic  ...  Emphasis is put on the integration of numerical models and retrieval algorithms with aim to provide an overview of an objective system for hydro-meteorological alert-map emission.  ...  Region Abruzzo, Italy and the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) are also acknowledged for their partial support. The valid and continuous support of Dr. L.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00703-007-0278-z fatcat:fhgthdvuzbbmxnidhguns5pdfq

Analysis of Livorno Heavy Rainfall Event: Examples of Satellite-Based Observation Techniques in Support of Numerical Weather Prediction

Elisabetta Ricciardelli, Francesco Di Paola, Sabrina Gentile, Angela Cersosimo, Domenico Cimini, Donatello Gallucci, Edoardo Geraldi, Salvatore Larosa, Saverio Nilo, Ermann Ripepi, Filomena Romano, Mariassunta Viggiano
2018 Remote Sensing  
at infrared/visible and microwave frequencies and by using maps of accumulated rainfall from the weather research and forecasting (WRF) model.  ...  This study investigates the value of satellite-based observational algorithms in supporting numerical weather prediction (NWP) for improving the alert and monitoring of extreme rainfall events.  ...  The founding sponsors had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to publish the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10101549 fatcat:qtyonttvcrcp5fbqxfu6kotozm

Verification of ensemble forecasts of Mediterranean high-impact weather events against satellite observations

J.-P. Chaboureau, O. Nuissier, C. Claud
2012 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
Assessment of cloud cover and convective activity using satellite observations in the infrared (10.8 μm) and microwave regions (183–191 GHz) provides results consistent with other traditional methods using  ...  The application of the approach is shown in the context of two Mediterranean case studies, a tropical-like storm and a heavy precipitating event.  ...  This work was carried out in the framework of the MEDUP project (grant ANR-07-VULN-06-001), funded by the "Vulnérabilité Milieux et Climat  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-12-2449-2012 fatcat:vpbicckgdbcttlbwvkuvsdsb6i

The FLASH Project: using lightning data to better understand and predict flash floods

C. Price, Y. Yair, A. Mugnai, K. Lagouvardos, M.C. Llasat, S. Michaelides, U. Dayan, S. Dietrich, E. Galanti, L. Garrote, N. Harats, D. Katsanos (+10 others)
2011 Environmental Science and Policy  
For the analysis of these storms lightning data from the ZEUS network were used together with satellite derived rainfall estimates in order to understand the storm development and electrification.  ...  The project focused on using lightning observations to better understand and predict convective storms that result in flash floods.  ...  Another tool used for forecasting weather conditions that may result in flash floods, and often used by weather forecasters, is the synoptic analysis of pressure, and temperature fields.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2011.03.004 fatcat:qu7rtc6wofhclhfotp7exrxasm

Preface: 11th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Storms

M.-C. Llasat, G. Boni, R. Deidda, A. Mugnai, J. Salat
2013 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
We thank the EGU Council, the members of the scientific and the organizing committees, and the scientists who participated in the conference.  ...  We gratefully acknowledge several institutions and projects for their generous financial and/or logistic support in organizing the conference: the European Geosciences Union, the European Science Foundation  ...  to the knowledge of the physics of extreme rainfall events that produce flash floods in the Mediterranean and their numerical modeling for prediction purposes.  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-13-2871-2013 fatcat:qkldvj2nxfdcley3kmxnt7cfmy

Evaluating the impact of lightning data assimilation on mesoscale model simulations of a flash flood inducing storm

Anastasios Papadopoulos, Efthymios Serpetzoglou, Emmanouil N. Anagnostou
2009 Atmospheric research  
Quantitative precipitation forecasting of such storms will potentially benefit from explicit representations of deep moist convection in numerical weather prediction models.  ...  The performance of the technique is assessed using as reference distributed rainfall estimates from a network of radar observations.  ...  Also, the authors wish to thank ECMWF for providing the global analysis data for the study region and period. This research is supported by the EU funded HYDRATE (GOGE-2006-0370024) project.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2009.05.008 fatcat:wve5qyfv6jh6vkwty7wykdfnea

Impact of TMI SST on the Simulation of a Heavy Rainfall Episode over Mumbai on 26 July 2005

S. K. Deb, C. M. Kishtawal, P. K. Pal, P. C. Joshi
2008 Monthly Weather Review  
The numerical models used in this study are the Brazilian Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (BRAMS) developed originally by Colorado State University and the Advanced Research Weather Research Forecast  ...  The rainfall prediction is assessed quantitatively by comparing the simulated rainfall with the rainfall from TRMM products and the observed station values reported in Indian Daily Weather Reports from  ...  The authors acknowledge the use of the WRF Model, the BRAMS, and the WRF User Support Group for useful suggestions during the model installation. The use of reanalyzed data from  ... 
doi:10.1175/2008mwr2291.1 fatcat:pq57kupys5fdjaok2hc5xzncny

Exploitation of cloud top characterization from three-channel IR measurements in a physical PMW rain retrieval algorithm

F. Torricella, E. Cattani, V. Levizzani
2006 Advances in Geosciences  
The comparison allows to quantify the difference between the two rain retrievals and to assess the usefulness of RGB analysis in identifying areas of precipitation.  ...  Rainfall intensity estimates by passive microwave (PMW) measurements from space perform generally better over the sea surface with respect to land, due to the problems in separating true rain signatures  ...  MSG SEVIRI imagery is provided by the EUMETSAT's Archive. Edited by: V. Kotroni and K. Lagouvardos Reviewed by: anonymous referee  ... 
doi:10.5194/adgeo-7-19-2006 fatcat:qa4kp4zqo5gcrf3nkwvd3aouei

Impact of Lightning Data Assimilation on the Short-Term Precipitation Forecast over the Central Mediterranean Sea

Rosa Claudia Torcasio, Stefano Federico, Albert Comellas Prat, Giulia Panegrossi, Leo Pio D'Adderio, Stefano Dietrich
2021 Remote Sensing  
Lightning data assimilation (LDA) is a powerful tool to improve the weather forecast of convective events and has been widely applied with this purpose in the past two decades.  ...  The 3 h rapid update cycle (RUC) configuration of the weather research and forecasting (WRF) model) has been used to simulate the whole month of November 2019.  ...  Heavy-rainfall events over the Mediterranean occur mainly in fall and winter and have been reported in numerous papers ( [44, [47] [48] [49] [50] [51] [52] [53] [54] [55] , among many others).  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13040682 fatcat:wqn3oc3jv5do5atrogz6owwf2m

The Relevance of Numerical Weather Prediction for Forecasting Natural Hazards and for Monitoring the Global Environment

A. Hollingsworth, P. Viterbo, A. J. Simmons
2003 Meteorological Monographs  
Over the last decade, the accuracy of global numerical weather predictions of mean-sea-level pressure and 500hPa height has improved by one-day in the northern hemisphere.  ...  ABSTRACT Recent years have seen considerable improvement in the quality and scope of numerical weather predictions.  ...  The accuracy of global numerical weather predictions of mean-sea-level pressure and 500hPa height has improved by one-day over the last decade in the northern hemisphere, and by one day over the last three  ... 
doi:10.1175/0065-9401-31.53.109 fatcat:vneu3um7off23lzce34ub6igxq

The Relevance of Numerical Weather Prediction for Forecasting Natural Hazards and for Monitoring the Global Environment [chapter]

A. Hollingsworth, P. Viterbo, A. J. Simmons
2003 A Half Century of Progress in Meteorology: A Tribute to Richard Reed  
Over the last decade, the accuracy of global numerical weather predictions of mean-sea-level pressure and 500hPa height has improved by one-day in the northern hemisphere.  ...  ABSTRACT Recent years have seen considerable improvement in the quality and scope of numerical weather predictions.  ...  The accuracy of global numerical weather predictions of mean-sea-level pressure and 500hPa height has improved by one-day over the last decade in the northern hemisphere, and by one day over the last three  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-878220-69-1_8 fatcat:yimmxypuzjc2lfurof6fswtvvi

Lightning-based propagation of convective rain fields

S. Dietrich, D. Casella, F. Di Paola, M. Formenton, A. Mugnai, P. Sanò
2011 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
A preliminary assessment of the lightning-based rainfall propagation algorithm has been successfully made by using two pairs of consecutive AMSU observations, in conjunction with lightning measurements  ...  by a satellite-borne microwave radiometer.  ...  Edited by: G. Boni Reviewed by: T. Rigo, C. Price, and another anonymous referee  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-11-1571-2011 fatcat:ftmzghfkn5d3besdmstw4slqvu

The impact of lightning and radar data assimilation on the performance of very short term rainfall forecast for two case studies in Italy

Stefano Federico, Rosa Claudia Torcasio, Elenio Avolio, Olivier Caumont, Mario Montopoli, Luca Baldini, Gianfranco Vulpiani, Stefano Dietrich
2018 NHESSD  
</p> <p>The first case study was missed by most operational forecasts over Italy, including that performed by the model used in this paper, while the Livorno case was partially predicted by operational  ...  The second case, occurred on 09 and 10 September 2017, was very intense and caused damages in several parts of Italy, while nine people died around Livorno, in Tuscany.  ...  The second event, occurred on 9-10 645 September 2017, was characterised by exceptional rainfall over several parts of Italy. This event 646 was partially represented by the control forecast.  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-2018-319 fatcat:a4iqjfjmo5abtg3rdthy5fsqwm
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