Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF)

Warm-Season Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF)

Land surface properties (e.g., albedo, soil moisture, vegetation) modify the partition of latent heat (evaporation) and sensible heat fluxes, and boundary layer structures and stability, which collectively impacts convection initiation and precipitation.

QPF references

  • Holt, T., D. Niyogi, F. Chen, K. Manning, M. A. LeMone, A. Qureshi, 2006: Effect of Land-Atmosphere Interactions on the IHOP 24-25 May 2002 Convecti
    Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF)
    Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF)

    on Case, Mon. Wea. Rev, Vol, 134, 113-133

  • Trier, S., F. Chen, and K. Manning, 2004. A Study of convection initiation in a mesoscale model using high-resolution land surface initiation conditions. Mon. Wea. Rev., 132, 2954-2976.
  • Chen, F. T. Warner, and K. Manning, 2001. Sensitivity of orographic moist convection to landscape variability: A Study of the Buffalo Creek, Colorado, flash-flood case of 1996. J. Atmos. Sci., 58, 3204-3223.