Scientific Publications

On this page, you will find references and links to two categories of peer-reviewed articles.

  • Peer-reviewed articles on ESSL’s scientific results
  • Selected articles produced by (current or past) ESSL researchers with relevance to ESSL’s activities

The names of ESSL authors are underlined.

Peer-reviewed ESSL publications

In reverse chronological order:

2019

Mateusz Taszarek, John T. Allen, Tomáš Púčik, Pieter Groenemeijer, Bartosz Czernecki, Leszek Kolendowicz, Kostas Lagouvardos, Vasiliki Kotroni and Wolfgang Schulz, 2019: A climatology of thunderstorms across Europe from a synthesis of multiple data sources. Journal of Climate, in press. 
https://doi.org/ 10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0372.1

2018

Bogdan Antonescu, and F. Cărbunaru, 2018: Lightning-Related Fatalities in Romania from 1999 to 2015.
Weather, Climate, and Society, 10, 241–252.
https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-17-0091.1

Bogdan Antonescu, Jonathan G. Fairman Jr., and David M. Schultz, 2018: What’s the Worst That Could Happen? Re-examining the 24–25 June 1967 Tornado Outbreak Over Western Europe
Weather, Climate, and Society, 10, 323340doi:10.1175/WCAS-D-17-0076.1
http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-17-0076.1

Anja Rädler, Pieter Groenemeijer, Eberhard Faust and Robert Sausen, 2018:
Detecting severe weather trends using an Additive Regressive Convective Hazard Model (AR-CHaMo)
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 57, 569–587. doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0132.1
http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0132.1

Alois M. Holzer, Thomas M. E. Schreiner, and Tomáš Púčik, 2018:
A forensic re-analysis of one of the deadliest European tornadoes
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1555-1565.
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-1555-2018

2017

Tomáš Púčik, Pieter Groenemeijer, Anja T. Rädler, Lars Tijssen, Grigory Nikulin, Andreas F. Prein, Erik van Meijgaard, Rowan Fealy, Daniela Jacob, and Claas Teichmann, 2017:
Future Changes in European Severe Convection Environments in a Regional Climate
Model Ensemble
Journal of Climate, 30,  6771–6794.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0777.1

Pieter Groenemeijer, Tomáš Púčik, Alois M. Holzer, Bogdan Antonescu, Kathrin Riemann-Campe, David M. Schultz, Thilo Kühne, Bernold Feuerstein, Harold E. Brooks, Charles A. Doswell III, Hans-Joachim Koppert, and Robert Sausen, 2017:
Severe Convective Storms in Europe: 10 Years of Research at the European Severe Storms Laboratory, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 982641–2651.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0067.1

Bogdan Antonescu, David M. Schultz, Alois M. Holzer, Pieter Groenemeijer, 2017:
Tornadoes in Europe: An underestimated threat
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98, 713–728.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0171.1

2016

Wapler, Kathrin, Thomas Hengstebeck and Pieter Groenemeijer, 2016:
Mesocyclones in Central Europe as seen by radar
Atmospheric Research, 168, 112–120.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.08.023

Antonescu, Bogdan, David M. Schultz, Fiona Lomas and Thilo Kühne, 2016:
Tornadoes in Europe: Synthesis of Observational Datasets.
Monthly Weather Review, 144, 2445–2480, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-15-0298.1.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-15-0298.1

Pistotnik, Georg, Pieter Groenemeijer and Robert Sausen, 2016:
Validation of Convective Parameters in MPI-ESM Decadal Hindcasts (1971–2012) against ERA-Interim Reanalyses
Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 25, 753–766, doi: 10.1127/metz/2016/0649.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/metz/2016/0649

Westermayer, AnjaPieter GroenemeijerGeorg Pistotnik, Robert Sausen, Eberhard Faust, 2016:
Identification of thunderstorms in reanalysis data,
Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 26, 59–70, doi: 10.1127/metz/2016/0754.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/metz/2016/0754

2015

Púčik, Tomáš, Pieter Groenemeijer, David Rýva, and Miroslav Kolář, 2015:
Proximity Soundings of Severe and Non-severe Thunderstorms in Central Europe.
Monthly Weather Review, 143, 4805–4821
[PDF]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-15-0104.1

M. G. Sanderson, W. H. Hand, P. Groenemeijer, P. M. Boorman, J. D. C. Webb, and L. J. McColl, 2015:
Projected changes in hailstorms during the 21st century over the UK
International journal of Climatology, 35, 15–24.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.3958

2014

Groenemeijer, Pieter, and Thilo Kühne, 2014:
A Climatology of Tornadoes in Europe: Results from the European Severe Weather Database. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 4775–4790, [PDF].
http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-14-00107.1

2012

Keul, Alexander G., and Alois M. Holzer, 2013:
The relevance and legibility of radio/television weather reports to the Austrian public, Atmos. Res., 123, 32–42.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.10.023

2011

Brooks, H. E., P. T. Marsh, A. M. Kowaleski, P. Groenemeijer, T. E. Thompson, C. S. Schwartz, C. M. Shafer, A. Kolodziej, N. Dahl, and D. Buckey, 2011:
Evaluation of European Storm Forecast Experiment (ESTOFEX) forecasts.
Atmos. Res., 100, 538–546.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.09.004

Dotzek, N., and C. Forster, 2011:
Quantitative comparison of METEOSAT thunderstorm detection and nowcasting with in situ reports in the European Severe Weather Database (ESWD).
Atmos. Res., 100, 511-522.
[preprint PDF]

Feuerstein, B. and P. Groenemeijer, 2011:
In memoriam Nikolai Dotzek,
Atmos.Res., 100, 306–309.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2011.02.005

Feuerstein, B., P. Groenemeijer, E. Dirksen, M. Hubrig, A. M. Holzer, and N. Dotzek:
Towards an improved wind speed scale vs. damage description adapted for Central Europe.
Atmos. Res., 100, 547-564.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.12.026

Markowski, P. M., and N. Dotzek, 2011:
A numerical study of the effects of orography on supercells.
Atmos. Res., 100, 457-478.
[preprint PDF]http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.12.027

Pistotnik, G., A. M. Holzer, R. Kaltenbock, S. Tschannett, 2011:
An F3 downburst in Austria – A case study with special focus on the importance of real-time site surveys.
Atmos. Res., 100, 565-579.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.10.011

2010

Beck, V., and N. Dotzek, 2010:
Reconstruction of near-surface tornado wind fields from forest damage.
J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 49, 1517-1537.
[PDF]

Dotzek, N., S. Emeis, C. Lefebvre, and J. Gerpott, 2010:
Waterspouts over the North and Baltic Seas: Observations and climatology, prediction and reporting.
Meteorol. Z., 19, 115-129.
[preprint PDF]

Markowski, P., and N. Dotzek, 2010:
Comments on “Proposed Conceptual Taxonomy for Proper Identification and Classification of Tornado Events”.
Wea. Forecasting, 25, 338-340.
[preprint PDF]

2009

Doswell, C. A. III, H. E. Brooks, and N. Dotzek, 2009:
On the implementation of the Enhanced Fujita scale in the USA.
Atmos. Res., 93, 554-563.
[preprint PDF]

Dotzek, N., 2009:
Derivation of physically motivated wind speed scales.
Atmos. Res., 93, 564-574.
[preprint PDF]

Dotzek, N., and K. Friedrich, 2009:
Downburst-producing thunderstorms in southern Germany: Radar analysis and predictability.
Atmos. Res., 93, 457-473.
[preprint PDF]

Dotzek, N., P. Groenemeijer, B. Feuerstein, and A. M. Holzer, 2009:
Overview of ESSL’s severe convective storms research using the European Severe Weather Database ESWD. Atmos. Res., 93, 575-586.
[preprint PDF]

Kaltenböck, R., G. Diendorfer, and N. Dotzek, 2009:
Evaluation of thunderstorm indices from ECMWF analyses, lightning data and severe storm reports. Atmos. Res., 93, 381-396.
[preprint PDF]

2008

Dotzek, N., R. E. Peterson, B. Feuerstein, and M. Hubrig, 2008:
Comments on “A simple model for simulating tornado damage in forests”
J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol
., 47, 726-731.
[preprint PDF]

Selected “pre-ESSL” publications by ESSL researchers

In reverse chronological order:

Eccel, E., Cau, P., Riemann-Campe, K. and Biasioli, F., 2012:
Quantitative hail monitoring in an alpine area: 35-year climatology and links with atmospheric variables.
Int. J. Climatol., 32: 503–517.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.2291

Groenemeijer, P. and Craig, G.C., 2012. Ensemble forecasting with a stochastic convective parametrization based on equilibrium statistics. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 4555–4565. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-4555-2012

Groenemeijer, P., U. Corsmeier, Ch. Kottmeier, 2011:
The development of tornadic storms on the cold side of a front favoured by local enhancement of moisture and CAPE
Atmos. Res., 100, 765–781.
http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.10.028

Riemann-Campe, K., Blender, R. and Fraedrich, K., 2011:|
Global memory analysis in observed and simulated CAPE and CIN.
Int. J. Climatol., 31: 1099–1107.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.2148

Groenemeijer, P., and coauthors, 2009:
Observations of kinematics and thermodynamic structure surrounding a convective storm cluster over a low mountain range.
Mon. Wea. Rev., 137, 585–602.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2008MWR2562.1

Riemann-Campe, K., K. Fraedrich, and F. Lunkeit, 2009:
Global climatology of convective available potential energy (CAPE) and convective inhibition (CIN) in ERA-40 reanalysis.
Atmos. Res., 93, 534-545.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2008.09.037.

Bissolli, P., J. Grieser, N. Dotzek, and M. Welsch, 2007:
Tornadoes in Germany 1950-2003 and their relation to particular weather conditions.
Global and Planetary Change,
57, 124-138.
[preprint PDF]

Brooks, H. E., A. R. Anderson, K. Riemann, I. Ebbers, and H. Flachs, 2007: Climatological aspects of convective parameters from the NCAR/NCEP reanalysis. Atmos. Res., 83, 294-305.

Dotzek, N., P. Lang, M. Hagen, T. Fehr, and W. Hellmiss, 2007:
Doppler radar observation, CG lightning activity, and aerial survey of a multiple downburst in southern Germany on 23 March 2001.
Atmos Res., 83, 519-533.
[preprint PDF]

Groenemeijer, P., and A. van Delden, 2007:
Sounding-derived parameters in the vicinity of large hail and tornadoes in the Netherlands.
Atmos. Res., 67-68, 273-299.
[preprint PDF]

Dotzek, N., R. M. Rabin, L. D. Carey, D. R. MacGorman, T. L. McCormick, N. W. Demetriades, M. J. Murphy, and R. L. Holle, 2005:
Lightning activity related to satellite and radar observations of a mesoscale convective system over Texas on 7-8 April 2002.
Atmos. Res., 76, 127-166.

Dotzek, N., M. V. Kurgansky, J. Grieser, B. Feuerstein, and P. Névir, 2005:
Observational evidence for exponential tornado intensity distributions over specific kinetic energy.
Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L24813, doi:10.1029/2005GL024583.
[preprint PDF]

Fehr, T., N. Dotzek, and H. Höller, 2005:
Comparison of lightning activity and radar-retrieved microphysical properties in EULINOX storms.
Atmos. Res., 76, 167-189.

Feuerstein, B., N. Dotzek, and J. Grieser, 2005:
Assessing a tornado climatology from global tornado intensity distributions.
J. Climate
, 18, 585-596.
[preprint PDF]

Dotzek, N., 2003:
An updated estimate of tornado occurrence in Europe, 2003:
Atmos. Res.,6768, 153–161.
[preprint PDF]

Dotzek, N., J. Grieser, and H. E. Brooks, 2003:
Statistical modeling of tornado intensity distributions.
Atmos. Res.
, 6768, 163–187.
[preprint PDF]

Dotzek, N., and T. Fehr, 2003:
Relationship between precipitation rates at the ground and aloft – a modeling study.
J. Appl. Meteorol. 42, 1285-1301.

Dotzek, N., 2002:
Severe local storms and the insurance industry.
J. Meteorol.
, 26, 3–12.
[preprint PDF]

Holzer, A. M., 2001:
Tornado climatology of Austria.
Atmos. Res.
, 56, 203-211.
[preprint PDF]

Dotzek, N., 2001:
Tornadoes in Germany.
Atmos. Res.
, 56, 233-251.
[preprint PDF]

Dotzek, N., and K.-D. Beheng, 2001:
The influence of deep convective motions on the variability of Z-R relations.
Atmos. Res., 59-60, 15-39.

Dotzek, N., H. Höller, C. Théry, and T. Fehr, 2001:
Lightning evolution related to radar-derived microphysics in the 21 July 1998 EULINOX supercell storm. Atmos. Res. 56, 335-354.

Hannesen, R., N. Dotzek, J. Handwerker, 2000:
Radar analysis of a tornado over hilly terrain on 23 July 1996.
Phys. Chem. Earth B
, 25, 1079-1084.
[preprint PDF]

Dotzek, N., G. Berz, E. Rauch, R. E. Peterson, 2000:
Die Bedeutung von Johannes P. Letzmanns “Richtlinien zur Erforschung von Tromben, Tornados, Wasserhosen und Kleintromben” für die heutige Tornadoforschung.
Meteor. Z., 9, 165-174.
[preprint PDF]

Dotzek, N., H. Höller, and C. Théry, 2000:
Lightning and microphysics in a EULINOX supercell storm.
Phys. Chem. Earth B, 25, 1285-1288.

Holzer, A. M., 2000:
Die Untersuchung und Dokumentation von zwei Tornados in der südlichen Steiermark im Sommer 1998.
Wetter und Leben, 50, 103-114.

Hannesen, R., N. Dotzek, H. Gysi, K. D. Beheng, 1998:
Case study of a tornado in the Upper Rhine valley.
Meteor. Z., 7, 163-170.
[preprint PDF]