A41F:
Intense Continental Convection II Posters


Session ID#: 8974

Session Description:
Intense continental convection is responsible for a large fraction of severe high-impact weather events globally, including hail, strong winds, lightning, and tornadoes, and often comprises much of the tail of hydrologic extremes. However, a holistic view of controls on continental convective intensity such that they can be properly represented in multi-scale models is lacking at present.  Given the societal importance of intense convection, this session proposes to improve understanding on the controls, impacts, and prediction of intense convection and severe weather for improved predictability on weather and climate timescales.  Contributions in the following areas are encouraged: 1) observations and model studies of physical controls on convective intensity, including controls from topography and the land surface, and 2) the representation of intense continental convection in weather and climate models, including the prediction of high-impact weather.


Primary Conveners:  Stephen W Nesbitt, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Atmospheric Sciences, Urbana, IL, United States
Conveners:  Kristen Lani Rasmussen1, Paola Veronica Salio2 and Rita R Roberts1, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States(2)University of Buenos Aires, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chairs:  Kristen Lani Rasmussen, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Stephen W Nesbitt, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Atmospheric Sciences, Urbana, IL, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Kristen Lani Rasmussen, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • H - Hydrology
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • AMS: American Meteorological Society -
Index Terms:

1817 Extreme events [HYDROLOGY]
1854 Precipitation [HYDROLOGY]
3314 Convective processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3354 Precipitation [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Kristen Lani Rasmussen and Stanley B Trier, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Stephen W Nesbitt, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Atmospheric Sciences, Urbana, IL, United States and Kristen Lani Rasmussen, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Kelly Lombardo, University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States
Kyle Frederick Itterly, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, Hampton, VA, United States and Patrick C Taylor, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States
Dylan Walter Reif and Howard B Bluestein, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States
David D Turner1, P Jonathan Gero2, Denny Hackel3, Coda Phillips3, Nadia Smith2 and Timothy J. Wagner2, (1)NOAA Norman, Norman, OK, United States, (2)University of Wisconsin Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center, Madison, WI, United States, (3)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Amin R Nehrir1, Richard Anthony Ferrare1, Susan A Kooi2, Carolyn F Butler1, Anthony Notari1, Johnathan W Hair1, James E Collins Jr1 and Syed Ismail1, (1)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States
Sean Andrew Stelten, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States and William A. Gallus Jr, Iowa State University, Dept. of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences, Ames, IA, United States
Anthony Derek Torres1, Kristen Lani Rasmussen2, David Joseph Bodine2 and Erin Dougherty3, (1)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University at Albany State University of New York, Albany, NY, United States
Erin Dougherty1, Kristen Lani Rasmussen2, David Joseph Bodine2 and Anthony Derek Torres3, (1)SUNY at Albany, Albany, NY, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
John M. Peters, Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Bradford Barrett, US Naval Academy, Oceanography, Annapolis, MD, United States