A statistical study of small-scale convection-triggering terrain features of the Lago Maggiore region deduced from radar data

Investigators:

Pierre Tabary - CEPT

Colleague of Ronald B. Smith

Description:

The Monte Lema radar is a C-band radar located on the southern Alps in the so-called Lago Maggiore region. Using the data collected during the recent (Sept. - Nov. 1999) field phase of MAP, we'll investigate the small-scale convection-triggering terrain features. The resulting statistical maps could then be stratified according to Intensive Observation Periods (I0P)s, stability, and wind speed and compared to model outputs.

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22 August 2001