Outstanding Publication Award

James Wilson, Brant Foote, Andrew Crooke, James Fankhauser, Charles Wade, John Tuttle, Cynthia Mueller, and Steven Krueger (RAP)
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This paper combines observations from Doppler radars, aircraft, atmospheric soundings, and a mesonetwork with cloud photographs and numerical simulations to describe how various scales of meteorological phenomena interact to produce thunderstorms. The findings are important for the short-term forecasting of thunderstorm activity. Other researchers have since applied these results to the formation of thunderstorms at the intersections of sea-breeze fronts and boundary-layer rolls.