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2017
The Dynamics-Aerosol-Chemistry-Cloud Interactions in West Africa field campaign: Overview and research highlights [in press].
Flamant, C.; Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.; Akpo, A.; Brooks, B.; Chiu, C. J.; Coe, H.; Danuor, S.; Evans, M.; Jegede, O.; Kalthoff, N.; Konaré, A.; Liousse, C.; Lohou, F.; Mari, C.; Schlager, H.; Schwarzenboeck, A.; Adler, B.; Amekudzi, L.; Aryee, J.; Ayoola, M.; Batenburg, A. M.; Bessardon, G.; Borrmann, S.; Brito, J.; Bower, K.; Burnet, F.; Catoire, V.; Colomb, A.; Denjean, C.; Fosu-Amankwah, K.; Hill, P. G.; Lee, J.; Lothon, M.; Maranan, M.; Marsham, J.; Meynadier, R.; Ngamini, J.-B.; Rosenberg, P.; Sauer, D.; Smith, V.; Stratmann, G.; Taylor, J. W.; Voigt, C.; Yoboué, V.
2017. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, BAMS-D-16-0256.1. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0256.1
Extreme precipitation in the West African cities of Dakar and Ouagadougou - atmospheric dynamics and implications for flood risk assessments [in press].
Engel, T.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P.; Pante, G.; Bliefernicht, J.
2017. Journal of hydrometeorology, JHM-D-16-0218.1. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-16-0218.1
Revisiting the synoptic-scale predictability of severe European winter storms using ECMWF ensemble reforecasts.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Corsmeier, U.
2017. Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 17 (10), 1795–1810. doi:10.5194/nhess-17-1795-2017
A meteorological and chemical overview of the DACCIWA field campaign in West Africa in June-July 2016.
Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.; Deroubaix, A.; Morris, E.; Tocquer, F.; Evans, M. J.; Flamant, C.; Gaetani, M.; Lavaysse, C.; Mari, C.; Marsham, J. H.; Meynadier, R.; Affo-Dogo, A.; Bahaga, T.; Brosse, F.; Deetz, K.; Guebsi, R.; Latifou, I.; Maranan, M.; Rosenberg, P. D.; Schlueter, A.
2017. Atmospheric chemistry and physics, 17 (17), 10893-10918. doi:10.5194/acp-17-10893-2017
New Saharan wind observations reveal substantial biases in analysed dust-generating winds.
Roberts, A. J.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.; Parker, D. J.; Bart, M.; Garcia-Carreras, L.; Hobby, M.; McQuaid, J. B.; Rosenberg, P. D.; Walker, D.
2017. Atmospheric science letters, 18 (9), 366–372. doi:10.1002/asl.765
Birth of the Biscane.
Maier-Gerber, M.; Pantillon, F.; Di Muzio, E.; Riemer, M.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P.
2017. Weather, 72 (8), 236-241. doi:10.1002/wea.2995
Statistical-dynamical downscaling of precipitation for Vietnam : methodology and evaluation for the recent climate.
Schubert, D.; Linden, R. van der; Reyers, M.; Fink, A. H.; Massmeyer, K.; Pinto, J. G.
2017. International journal of climatology, 37 (11), 4211-4228. doi:10.1002/joc.5062
Global climatologies of Eulerian and Lagrangian flow features based on ERA-Interim reanalyses.
Sprenger, M.; Fragkoulidis, G.; Binder, H.; Croci-Maspoli, M.; Graf, P.; Grams, C. M.; Knippertz, P.; Madonna, E.; Schemm, S.; Škerlak, B.; Wernli, H.
2017. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98 (8), 1739-1748. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00299.1
Decadal and multi-year predictability of the West African monsoon and the role of dynamical downscaling.
Paeth, H.; Paxian, A.; Sein, D. V.; Jacob, D.; Panitz, H.-J.; Warscher, M.; Fink, A. H.; Kunstmann, H.; Breil, M.; Engel, T.; Krause, A.; Toedter, J.; Ahrens, B.
2017. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 26 (4), 363-377. doi:10.1127/metz/2017/0811
Large-eddy simulations over Germany using ICON: a comprehensive evaluation.
Heinze, R.; Dipankar, A.; Henken, C. C.; Moseley, C.; Sourdeval, O.; Trömel, S.; Xie, X.; Adamidis, P.; Ament, F.; Baars, H.; Barthlott, C.; Behrendt, A.; Blahak, U.; Bley, S.; Brdar, S.; Brueck, M.; Crewell, S.; Deneke, H.; Di Girolamo, P.; Evaristo, R.; Fischer, J.; Frank, C.; Friederichs, P.; Göcke, T.; Gorges, K.; Hande, L.; Hanke, M.; Hansen, A.; Hege, H.-C.; Hoose, C.; Jahns, T.; Kalthoff, N.; Klocke, D.; Kneifel, S.; Knippertz, P.; Kuhn, A.; van Laar, T.; Macke, A.; Maurer, V.; Mayer, B.; Meyer, C. I.; Muppa, S. K.; Neggers, R. A. J.; Orlandi, E.; Pantillon, F.; Pospichal, B.; Röber, N.; Scheck, L.; Seifert, A.; Seifert, P.; Senf, F.; Siligam, P.; Simmer, C.; Steinke, S.; Stevens, B.; Wapler, K.; Weniger, M.; Wulfmeyer, V.; Zängl, G.; Zhang, D.; Quaas, J.
2017. Quarterly journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143 (702), 69–100. doi:10.1002/qj.2947
Why Do Global Climate Models Struggle to Represent Low-Level Clouds in the West African Summer Monsoon?.
Hannak, L.; Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.; Kniffka, A.; Pante, G.
2017. Journal of climate, 30, 1665-1687. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0451.1
The South Atlantic Anticyclone as a key player for the representation of the tropical Atlantic climate in coupled climate models.
Cabos, W.; Sein, D. V.; Pinto, J. G.; Fink, A. H.; Koldunov, N. V.; Alvarez, F.; Izquierdo, A.; Keenlyside, N.; Jacob, D.
2017. Climate dynamics, 48, 4051-4069. doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3319-9
2016
Drivers for the deepening of severe European windstorms and their impacts on forecast quality.
Pirret, J. S. R.; Knippertz, P.; Trzeciak, T. M.
2016. Quarterly journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143 (702), 309-320. doi:10.1002/qj.2923
Dust Devil Sediment Transport: From Lab to Field to Global Impact.
Klose, M.; Jemmett-Smith, B. C.; Kahanpää, H.; Kahre, M.; Knippertz, P.; Lemmon, M. T.; Lewis, S. R.; Lorenz, R. D.; Neakrase, L. D. V.; Newman, C.; Patel, M. R.; Reiss, D.; Spiga, A.; Whelley, P. L.
2016. Space science reviews, 203 (1-4), 377–426. doi:10.1007/s11214-016-0261-4
Validation of TRMM and FEWS Satellite Rainfall Estimates with Rain Gauge Measurement over Ashanti Region, Ghana.
Amekudzi, L. K.; Osei, M. A.; Atlah, W. I. A.; Aryee, J. N. A.; Ahiataku, M. A.; Quansah, E.; Preko, K.; Danuor, S. K.; Fink, A. H.
2016. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 6, 500-518. doi:10.4236/acs.2016.64040
Identifying errors in dust models from data assimilation.
Pope, R. J.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.; Brooks, M. E.; Roberts, A. J.
2016. Geophysical research letters, 43 (17), 9270-9279. doi:10.1002/2016GL070621
Modulation of daily rainfall in southern Vietnam by the Madden-Julian oscillation and convectively coupled equatorial waves.
Van der Linden, R.; Fink, A. H.; Pinto, J. G.; Phan-Van, T.; Kiladis, G. N.
2016. Journal of climate, 29, 5801-5820. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0911.1
Can we trust climate models to realistically represent severe European windstorms?.
Trzeciak, T. M.; Knippertz, P.; Pirret, J. S. R.; Williams, K. D.
2016. Climate dynamics, 46 (11-12), 3431-3451. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2777-9
Weakening and moistening of the summertime Saharan heat low through convective cold pools from the Atlas Mountains.
Redl, R.; Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.
2016. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121 (8), 3907-3928. doi:10.1002/2015JD024443
Bias reduction in decadal predictions of West African monsoon rainfall using regional climate models.
Paxian, A.; Sein, D.; Panitz, H.-J.; Warscher, M.; Breil, M.; Engel, T.; Tödter, J.; Krause, A.; Cabos Narvaez, W. D.; Fink, A. H.; Ahrens, B.; Kunstmann, H.; Jacob, D.; Paeth, H.
2016. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121 (4), 1715-1735. doi:10.1002/2015JD024143
On What Scale Can We Predict the Agronomic Onset of the West African Monsoon?.
Fitzpatrick, R. G. J.; Bain, C. L.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Parker, D. J.
2016. Monthly Weather Review, 144 (4), 1571-1589. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-15-0274.1
Modeling haboob dust storms in large-scale weather and climate models.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Panitz, H.-J.; Bischoff-Gauss, I.
2016. Journal of geophysical research / Atmospheres, 121 (5), 2090-2109. doi:10.1002/2015JD024349
Synoptiv-dynamic analysis of early dry-season rainfall events in the Vietnamese Central Highlands.
van der Linden, R.; Fink, A. H.; Phan-Van, T.; Trinh-Tuan, L.
2016. Monthly Weather Review, 144 (4), 1509-1527. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-15-0265.1
A process-based evaluation of dust-emitting winds in the CMIP5 simulation of HadGEM2-ES.
Fiedler, S.; Knippertz, P.; Woodward, S.; Martin, G. M.; Bellouin, N.; Ross, A. N.; Heinold, B.; Schepanski, K.; Birch, C. E.; Tegen, I.
2016. Climate Dynamics, 46 (3-4), 1107-1130. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2635-9
Evaluating satellite-based diurnal cycles of precipitation in the African tropics.
Pfeifroth, U.; Trentmann, J.; Fink, A. H.; Ahrens, B.
2016. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 55 (1), 23-39. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0065.1
2015
The importance of rare, high-wind events for dust uplift in northern Africa.
Cowie, S. M.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.
2015. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 8208-8215. doi:10.1002/2015GL065819
An objective detection method for convective cold pool events and its application to Northern Africa.
Redl, R.; Fink, A. H.; Knippertz, P.
2015. Monthly Weather Review, 143, 5055-5072. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-15-0223.1
The importance of Harmattan surges for the emission of North African dust aerosol.
Fiedler, S.; Kaplan, M. L.; Knippertz, P.
2015. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 9495-9504. doi:10.1002/2015GL065925
Spatio-temporal characteristics of the recent rainfall recovery in West Africa.
Sanogo, S.; Fink, A. H.; Omotosho, J. A.; Ba, A.; Redl, R.; Ermert, V.
2015. International journal of climatology, 35 (15), 4589-4605. doi:10.1002/joc.4309
The West African Monsoon Onset : A Concise Comparison of Definitions.
Fitzpatrick, R. G. J.; Bain, C. L.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Parker, D. J.
2015. Journal of climate, 28, 8673-8694. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0265.1
Idealized large-eddy simulations of nocturnal low-level jets over subtropical desert regions and implications for dust-generating winds.
Heinold, B.; Knippertz, P.; Beare, R. J.
2015. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141, 1740-1752. doi:10.1002/qj.2475
The possible role of local air pollution in climate change in West Africa.
Knippertz, P.; Evans, M. J.; Field, P. R.; Fink, A. H.; Liousse, C.; Marsham, J. H.
2015. Nature Climate Change, 5, 815-822. doi:10.1038/nclimate2727
The DACCIWA Project: Dynamics–Aerosol–Chemistry–Cloud Interactions in West Africa.
Knippertz, P.; Coe, H.; Chiu, J. C.; Evans, M. J.; Fink, A. H.; Kalthoff, N.; Liousse, C.; Mari, C.; Allan, R. P.; Brooks, B.; Danour, S.; Flamant, C.; Jegede, O. O.; Lohou, F.; Marsham, J. H.
2015. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96, 1451-1460. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00108.1
Lagrangian dust model simulations for a case of moist convective dust emission and transport in the western Sahara region during Fennec/LADUNEX.
Sodemann, H.; Lai, T. M.; Marenco, F.; Ryder, C. L.; Flamant, C.; Knippertz, P.; Rosenberg, P.; Bart, M.; McQuaid, J. B.
2015. Journal of geophysical research / Atmospheres, 120 (12), 6117-6144. doi:10.1002/2015JD023283
The sensitivity of nocturnal low-level jets and near-surface winds over the Sahel to model resolution, initial conditions and boundary-layer set-up.
Schepanski, K.; Knippertz, P.; Fiedler, S.; Timouk, F.; Demarty, J.
2015. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141, 1442-1456. doi:10.1002/qj.2453
A parameterization of convective dust storms for models with mass-flux convection schemes.
Pantillon, F.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.; Birch, C. E.
2015. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72, 2545-2561. doi:10.1175/JAS-D-14-0341.1
Cloud banding and winds in intense European cyclones. Results from the DIAMET project.
Vaughan, G.; Methven, J.; ANderson, D.; Antonescu, B.; Baker, L.; Baker, T. P.; Ballard, S. P.; Bower, K. N.; Brown, P. R. A.; Chagnon, J.; Choularton, T. W.; Chylik, J.; Connolly, P. J.; Cook, P. A.; Cotton, R. J.; Crosier, J.; Dearden, C.; Dorsey, J. R.; Frame, T. H. A.; Gallagher, M. W.; Gooduff, M.; Gray, S. L.; Harvey, B. J.; Knippertz, P.; Lean, H. W.; Li, D.; Lloyd, G.; Martinez-Alvarado, O.; Nicol, J.; Norris, E.; Öström, E.; Owen, J.; Parker, D. J.; Plant, R. S.; Renfrew, I. A.; Roberts, N. M.; Rosenberg, P.; Rudd, A. C.; Schultz, D. M.; Taylor, J. P.; Trzeciak, T.; Tubbs, R.; Vance, A. K.; van Leeuwen, P. J.; Wellpott, A.; Woolley, A.
2015. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96 (2), 249-265. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00238.1
Secondary cyclogenesis along an occluded front leading to damaging wint gusts : Windstorm Kyrill, January 2007.
Ludwig, P.; Pinto, J. G.; Hoepp, S. A.; Fink, A. H.; Gray, S. L.
2015. Monthly weather review, 143, 1417-1437. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-14-00304.1
Disagreements in low-level moisture between (Re)analyses over summertime West Africa.
Roberts, A. J.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.
2015. Monthly weather review, 143, 1193-1211. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-14-00218.1
Satellite-based climatology of low-level continental clouds in southern West Africa during the summer monsoon season.
van der Linden, R.; Fink, A. H.; Redl, R.
2015. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120, 1186-1201. doi:10.1002/2014JD022614
Quantifying global dust devil occurence from meteorological analyses.
Jemmett-Smith, B. C.; Marsham, J. H.; Knippertz, P.; Gilkeson, C. A.
2015. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 1275-1282. doi:10.1002/2015GL063078
2014
How important are atmospheric depressions and mobile cyclones for emitting mineral dust aerosol in North Africa?.
Fiedler, S.; Schepanski, K.; Knippertz, P.; Heinold, B.; Tegen, I.
2014. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14 (17), 8983-9000. doi:10.5194/acp-14-8983-2014
A climatology of dust emission events from northern Africa using long-term surface observations.
Cowie, S. M.; Knippertz, P.; Marsham, J. H.
2014. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14 (16), 8579-8597. doi:10.5194/acp-14-8579-2014
Statistical relationship between remote climate indices and West African monsoon variability.
Diatta, S.; Fink, A. H.
2014. International journal of climatology, 34, 3348-3367. doi:10.1002/joc.3912
The formation of a large summertime Saharan dust plume: Convective and synoptic-scale analysis.
Roberts, A. J.; Knippertz, P.
2014. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119, 1766-1785. doi:10.1002/2013JD020667
2012
The "Year" of Tropical Convection (May 2008 to April 2010): Climate Variability and Weather Highlights.
Waliser, D. E.; Moncrieff, M. W.; Burridge, D.; Fink, A. H.; Gochis, D.; Goswami, B. N.; Guan, B.; Harr, P.; Heming, J.; Hsu, H.-. H.; Jakob, C.; Janiga, M.; Johnson, R.; Jones, S.; Knippertz, P.; Marengo, J.; Nguyen, H.; Pope, M.; Serra, Y.; Thorncroft, C.; Wheeler, M.; Wood, R.; Yuter, S.
2012. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93 (8), 1189-1218. doi:10.1175/2011BAMS3095.1
2011
Progress in understanding of weather systems in West Africa.
Lafore, J.-P.; Flamant, C.; Guichard, F.; Parker, D. J.; Bouniol, D.; Fink, A. H.; Giraud, V.; Gosset, M.; Hall, N.; Höller, H.; Jones, S. C.; Protat, A.; Roca, R.; Roux, F.; Saïd, F.; Thorncroft, C.
2011. Atmospheric Science Letters, 12 (1), 7-12. doi:10.1002/asl.335