Outstanding Publication Award

UCAR
1995
James Wilson, Brant Foote, Andrew Crooke, James Fankhauser, Charles Wade, John Tuttle, Cynthia Mueller, and Steven Krueger (RAP)
Internal
Nominee

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.

Wilson, J. W., G. B. Foote, N. A. Crook, J. C. Fankhauser, C. G. Wade, J. D. Tuttle, C. K. Mueller, and S. K. Krueger, 1992: The role of boundary layer convergence zones and horizontal rolls in the initiation of thunderstorms: A Case Study. Monthly Weather Review, 120, 1785-1815

DOI: 
10.1175/1520-0493(1992)1202.0.CO;2