Evolution of Pre- and Postconvective Environmental Profiles from Mesoscale Convective Systems during PECAN
Stacey M Hitchcock, Russ S Schumacher, Gregory R Herman, Michael C Coniglio, Matthew D Parker, Conrad L Ziegler
Monthly Weather Review | AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2019
Awarded by NSF
This research is supported by NSF grants AGS-1359727 and AGS-1359709. The mobile upsonde systems that collected the radiosonde data used in this article were supported by the NSF Award AGS-1359726. A NOAA/Office of Atmospheric Research (OAR)/Office of Weather and Air Quality (AWAQ) award provided all mobile sounding expendables used by the CSU and two NSSL sounding vehicles during PECAN. Thanks to Sean Waugh and NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) for configuring and maintaining the CSU and two NSSL mobile sounding vehicles. Thanks to Kevin Haghi for stable layer code and for critical, insightful discussions on stability and wave dynamics. Thanks to the Rutledge research group for sharing their archive of the NSSL MRMS data with us. Thanks to committee members Susan van den Heever, David Randall, and Richard Eykholt for feedback at various stages of this work. Thanks to members of the Schumacher research group past and present (Nathan Kelly, Sam Childs, John Peters, and especially Greg Herman and Erik Nielsen), Libby Barnes, Leah Grant, Peter Marinescu, and those who have given feedback at the PECAN science, AMS Mesoscale, and (CSU) Storms SuperGroup meetings. A special thank you also goes to the many PECAN participants for their dedication to seeing the sunrise before bedtime. Computing resources were provided by NCAR.