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by Ducrocq, V., Braud, I., Davolio, S., Ferretti, R., Flamant, C., Jansà, A., Kalthoff, N., Richard, E., Taupier-Letage, I., Ayral, P.-A., Belamari, S., Berne, A., Borga, M., Boudevillain, B., Bock, O., Boichard, J.-L., Bouin, M.-N., Bousquet, O., Bouvier, C., Chiggiato, J., Cimini, D., Corsmeier, U., Coppola, L., Cocquerez, P., Defer, E., Delanoë, J., Di Girolamo, P., Doerenbecher, A., Drobinski, P., Dufournet, Y., Fourrié, N., Gourley, J. J., Labatut, L., Lambert, D., Le Coz, J., Marzano, F. S., Molinié, G., Montani, A., Nord, G., Nuret, M., Ramage, K., Rison, B., Roussot, O., Said, F., Schwarzenboeck, A., Testor, P., Van-Baelen, J., Vincendon, B., Aran, M. and Tamayo, J.
Abstract:
The Mediterranean region is frequently affected by heavy precipitation events associated with flash floods, landslides, and mudslides that cause hundreds of millions of euros in damages per year and, often, casualties. A major field campaign was devoted to heavy precipitation and f lash f loods from 5 September to 6 November 2012 within the framework of the 10-yr international Hydrological Cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment (HyMeX) dedicated to the hydrological cycle and related high-impact events. The 2-month field campaign took place over the northwestern Mediterranean Sea and its surrounding coastal regions in France, Italy, and Spain. The observation strategy of the field experiment was devised to improve knowledge of the following key components leading to heavy precipitation and flash flooding in the region: 1) the marine atmospheric f lows that transport moist and conditionally unstable air toward the coasts, 2) the Mediterranean Sea acting as a moisture and energy source, 3) the dynamics and microphysics of the convective systems producing heavy precipitation, and 4) the hydrological processes during flash floods. This article provides the rationale for developing this first HyMeX field experiment and an overview of its design and execution. Highlights of some intensive observation periods illustrate the potential of the unique datasets collected for process understanding, model improvement, and data assimilation. HyMeX-SOP1 collected unprecedented observations of atmosphere, ocean, land, and rivers to improve the knowledge and prediction of the most damaging natural hazards in the Mediterranean.
Reference:
Ducrocq, V., Braud, I., Davolio, S., Ferretti, R., Flamant, C., Jansà, A., Kalthoff, N., Richard, E., Taupier-Letage, I., Ayral, P.-A., Belamari, S., Berne, A., Borga, M., Boudevillain, B., Bock, O., Boichard, J.-L., Bouin, M.-N., Bousquet, O., Bouvier, C., Chiggiato, J., Cimini, D., Corsmeier, U., Coppola, L., Cocquerez, P., Defer, E., Delanoë, J., Di Girolamo, P., Doerenbecher, A., Drobinski, P., Dufournet, Y., Fourrié, N., Gourley, J. J., Labatut, L., Lambert, D., Le Coz, J., Marzano, F. S., Molinié, G., Montani, A., Nord, G., Nuret, M., Ramage, K., Rison, B., Roussot, O., Said, F., Schwarzenboeck, A., Testor, P., Van-Baelen, J., Vincendon, B., Aran, M. and Tamayo, J., 2014: HyMeX-SOP1, the field campaign dedicated to heavy precipitation and flash flooding in the northwestern MediterraneanBulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 95, 1083-1100.
Bibtex Entry:
@Article{Ducrocq2014,
  Title                    = {HyMeX-SOP1, the field campaign dedicated to heavy precipitation and flash flooding in the northwestern Mediterranean},
  Author                   = {Ducrocq, V. and Braud, I. and Davolio, S. and Ferretti, R. and Flamant, C. and Jansà, A. and Kalthoff, N. and Richard, E. and Taupier-Letage, I. and Ayral, P.-A. and Belamari, S. and Berne, A. and Borga, M. and Boudevillain, B. and Bock, O. and Boichard, J.-L. and Bouin, M.-N. and Bousquet, O. and Bouvier, C. and Chiggiato, J. and Cimini, D. and Corsmeier, U. and Coppola, L. and Cocquerez, P. and Defer, E. and Delanoë, J. and Di Girolamo, P. and Doerenbecher, A. and Drobinski, P. and Dufournet, Y. and Fourrié, N. and Gourley, J. J. and Labatut, L. and Lambert, D. and Le Coz, J. and Marzano, F. S. and Molinié, G. and Montani, A. and Nord, G. and Nuret, M. and Ramage, K. and Rison, B. and Roussot, O. and Said, F. and Schwarzenboeck, A. and Testor, P. and Van-Baelen, J. and Vincendon, B. and Aran, M. and Tamayo, J.},
  Journal                  = {Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
  Year                     = {2014},
  Number                   = {7},
  Pages                    = {1083-1100},
  Volume                   = {95},

  Abstract                 = {The Mediterranean region is frequently affected by heavy precipitation events associated with flash floods, landslides, and mudslides that cause hundreds of millions of euros in damages per year and, often, casualties. A major field campaign was devoted to heavy precipitation and f lash f loods from 5 September to 6 November 2012 within the framework of the 10-yr international Hydrological Cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment (HyMeX) dedicated to the hydrological cycle and related high-impact events. The 2-month field campaign took place over the northwestern Mediterranean Sea and its surrounding coastal regions in France, Italy, and Spain. The observation strategy of the field experiment was devised to improve knowledge of the following key components leading to heavy precipitation and flash flooding in the region: 1) the marine atmospheric f lows that transport moist and conditionally unstable air toward the coasts, 2) the Mediterranean Sea acting as a moisture and energy source, 3) the dynamics and microphysics of the convective systems producing heavy precipitation, and 4) the hydrological processes during flash floods. This article provides the rationale for developing this first HyMeX field experiment and an overview of its design and execution. Highlights of some intensive observation periods illustrate the potential of the unique datasets collected for process understanding, model improvement, and data assimilation. HyMeX-SOP1 collected unprecedented observations of atmosphere, ocean, land, and rivers to improve the knowledge and prediction of the most damaging natural hazards in the Mediterranean.},
  Copublication            = {50: 33 Fr, 8 It, 3 Es, 1 Sw, 1 Nl, 2 De, 2 USA},
  Doi                      = {10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00244.1},
  Owner                    = {hymexw},
  Timestamp                = {2016.01.07},
  Url                      = {http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00244.1}
}