Mesoscale Group MAP-related publications

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Summaries of each of the wet-MAP IOPs written by the POC science directors

UCAR JOSS Field catalog for MAP (detailed documentation of all field activities)

Bougeault, P., P. Binder, A. Buzzi, R. Dirks, R. A. Houze, Jr., J. Kuettner, R. B. Smith, R. Steinacker, and H. Volkert, 2001: The MAP special observing period. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 82, 433-462.

Houze, R. A., Jr., C. N. James, and S. Medina, 2001: Radar observations of precipitation and airflow on the Mediterranean side of the Alps: Autumn 1998 and 1999. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 127, 2537-2558.

James, C. N., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2001: A real-time four-dimensional Doppler dealiasing scheme. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 18, 1674-1683.

Bougeault, P., R. A. Houze, Jr., R. Rotunno, and H. Volkert: 2003: Editorial. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., special MAP issue, 129, 341-343.

Hagen, M., and S. E. Yuter, 2003: Relations between radar reflectivity, liquid water content, and rainfall rate during the MAP-SOP. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., special MAP issue, 129, 477-493.

Medina, S., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2003: Air motions and precipitation growth in Alpine storms. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., special MAP issue, 129, 345-371.

Steiner, M., O. Bousquet, R. A. Houze, Jr., B. F. Smull, and M. Mancini, 2003: Airflow within major Alpine river valleys under heavy rainfall. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., special MAP issue, 129, 411-431.

Yuter, S. E., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2003: Microphysical modes of precipitation growth determined by S-band vertically pointing radar in orographic precipitation during MAP. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., special MAP issue, 129, 455-476.

Houze, R. A., Jr., and S. Medina, 2005: Turbulence as a mechanism for orographic precipitation enhancement. J. Atmos. Sci., 62, 3599-3623

Medina, S., B. F. Smull, R. A. Houze, Jr., and M. Steiner, 2005: Cross-barrier flow during orographic precipitation events: Results from MAP and IMPROVE. J. Atmos. Sci., 62, 3580-3598.

Rotunno, R., and R. A. Houze, Jr., 2007: Lessons on orographic precipitation from the Mesoscale Alpine Programme. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 133, 811-830.