Outstanding Publication Award
Juanzhen Jenny Sun (RAL/MMM) and N. Andrew Crook (RAL/MMM)
Awarding Organization or Entity
The papers make an important contribution to atmospheric science by presenting a new method for improving 0-12 hour forecasts and, in so doing, advancing the scientific understanding of convection. They also break new ground in assimilating Doppler radar data into a cloud-scale model, providing the potential for significantly improving initial conditions in the model.