Outstanding Publication Award
James Wilson, Brant Foote, Andrew Crooke, James Fankhauser, Charles Wade, John Tuttle, Cynthia Mueller, and Steven Krueger (RAP)
Awarding Organization or Entity
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.