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Research Output 1993 2019

2019

A radar-based study of severe hail outbreaks over the contiguous United States for 2000–2011

Schlie, E. E. J., Wuebbles, D. J., Stevens, S., Trapp, R. & Jewett, B., Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Climatology. 39, 1, p. 278-291 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hail
radar
NEXRAD

The Dynamical Coupling of Convective Updrafts, Downdrafts, and Cold Pools in Simulated Supercell Thunderstorms

Marion, G. R. & Trapp, R., Jan 27 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 124, 2, p. 664-683 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vertical air currents
cold pool
Thunderstorms
supercell
thunderstorms
2018

Convective storm life cycle and environments near the Sierras de Córdoba, Argentina

Mulholland, J. P., Nesbitt, S., Trapp, R., Rasmussen, K. L. & Salio, P. V., Aug 1 2018, In : Monthly Weather Review. 146, 8, p. 2541-2557 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

life cycle
radar
convective system
TRMM
wind shear
Open Access
tornado
sea ice
storm track
thunderstorm
atmospheric circulation

Reply to "Comments on 'The regulation of Tornado intensity by updraft width'"

Trapp, R., Marion, G. R. & Nesbitt, S., Nov 1 2018, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 75, 11, p. 4057-4061 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

tornado
updraft
regulation
2017

Convectively induced stabilizations and subsequent recovery with supercell thunderstorms during the Mesoscale Predictability Experiment (MPEX)

Trapp, R. & Woznickia, J. M., May 1 2017, In : Monthly Weather Review. 145, 5, p. 1739-1754 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

supercell
thunderstorm
stabilization
cold pool
experiment

The impact of climate change on hazardous convective weather in the United States: Insight from high-resolution dynamical downscaling

Hoogewind, K. A., Baldwin, M. E. & Trapp, R., Dec 1 2017, In : Journal of Climate. 30, 24, p. 10081-10100 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

downscaling
weather
climate modeling
climate change
fluid dynamics

The regulation of tornado intensity by updraft width

Trapp, R., Marion, G. R. & Nesbitt, S., Dec 1 2017, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 74, 12, p. 4199-4211 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tornado
updraft
damage
thunderstorm
regulation
2016

Mobile radiosonde deployments during the mesoscale predictability experiment (mpex) rapid and adaptive sampling of upscale.convective feedbacks

Trapp, R., Stensrud, D. J., Coniglio, M. C., Schumacher, R. S., Baldwin, M. E., Waugh, S. & Conlee, D. T., Mar 2016, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 97, 3, p. 329-336 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

radiosonde
sampling
mobile communication
inversion layer
supercell

The realization of extreme tornadic storm events under future anthropogenic climate change

Trapp, R. & Hoogewind, K. A., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of Climate. 29, 14, p. 5251-5265 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

global warming
climate change
simulation
convection
updraft
2015

Mesoscale thermodynamic influences on convection initiation near a surface dryline in a convection-permitting ensemble

Trier, S. B., Romine, G. S., Ahijevych, D. A., Trapp, R., Schumacher, R. S., Coniglio, M. C. & Stensrud, D. J., Jan 1 2015, In : Monthly Weather Review. 143, 9, p. 3726-3753 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thermodynamics
convection
air
buoyancy
moisture

The mesoscale predictability experiment (MPEX)

Weisman, M. L., Trapp, R., Romine, G. S., Davis, C., Torn, R., Baldwin, M., Bosart, L., Brown, J., Coniglio, M., Dowell, D., Clark Evans, A., Galarneau, T. J., Haggerty, J., Hock, T., Manning, K., Roebber, P., Romashkin, P., Schumacher, R., Schwartz, C. S., Sobash, R. & 2 others, Stensrud, D. & Trier, S. B., Dec 2015, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 96, 12, p. 2127-2149 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

experiment
nest
forecast
sensitivity analysis
parameterization
2014

On the significance of multiple consecutive days of tornado activity

Trapp, R. J., Apr 2014, In : Monthly Weather Review. 142, 4, p. 1452-1459 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tornado
historical record
2013

Comparison of mobile-radar measurements of tornado intensity with corresponding WSR-88d measurements

Toth, M., Trapp, R., Wurman, J. & Kosiba, K. A., Apr 1 2013, In : Weather and Forecasting. 28, 2, p. 418-426 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tornado
radar
vortex
damage
weather

Regional characterization of Tornado activity

Trapp, R. & Brooks, H. E., Mar 1 2013, In : Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 52, 3, p. 654-659 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tornado

Robust increases in severe thunderstorm environments in response to greenhouse forcing

Diffenbaugh, N. S., Scherer, M. & Trapp, R., Oct 8 2013, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110, 41, p. 16361-16366 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Global Warming
Climate
Tornadoes
Climate Change
Uncertainty

The geospatial and temporal distributions of severe thunderstorms from high-resolution dynamical downscaling

Robinson, E. D., Trapp, R. & Baldwin, M. E., Sep 23 2013, In : Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 52, 9, p. 2147-2161 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

downscaling
thunderstorm
temporal distribution
artificial neural network
hail
2012

An object-oriented characterization of extreme precipitation-producing convective systems in the midwestern United States

Hitchens, N. M., Baldwin, M. E. & Trapp, R., Apr 1 2012, In : Monthly Weather Review. 140, 4, p. 1356-1366 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

convective system
summer
attribute
2011

A proposed model-based methodology for feature-specific prediction for high-impact weather

Carley, J. R., Schwedler, B. R. J., Baldwin, M. E., Trapp, R., Kwiatkowski, J., Logsdon, J. & Weiss, S. J., Apr 1 2011, In : Weather and Forecasting. 26, 2, p. 243-249 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

weather
forecasting method
methodology
prediction
method

Mesoscale-convective processes in the atmosphere

Trapp, R., Jan 1 2011, Cambridge University Press. 346 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

textbook
tornado
thunderstorm
student
weather

Regional climate of hazardous convective weather through high-resolution dynamical downscaling

Trapp, R., Robinson, E. D., Baldwin, M. E., Diffenbaugh, N. S. & Schwedler, B. R. J., Aug 1 2011, In : Climate Dynamics. 37, 3, p. 677-688 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

downscaling
regional climate
weather
hail
tornado
2010

Characterizing subdiurnal extreme precipitation in the midwestern United States

Hitchens, N. M., Trapp, R., Baldwin, M. E. & Gluhovsky, A., Feb 1 2010, In : Journal of Hydrometeorology. 11, 1, p. 211-218 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

convective cloud
convective system
gauge
time series
methodology
2009

Suppression of south Asian summer monsoon precipitation in the 21st century

Ashfaq, M., Shi, Y., Tung, W. W., Trapp, R., Gao, X., Pal, J. S. & Diffenbaugh, N. S., Jan 16 2009, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 36, 1, L01704.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

monsoons
twenty first century
summer
monsoon
retarding

Transient response of severe thunderstorm forcing to elevated greenhouse gas concentrations

Trapp, R. J., Diffenbaugh, N. S. & Gluhovsky, A., Jan 16 2009, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 36, 1, L01703.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thunderstorms
greenhouses
transient response
thunderstorm
greenhouse gas
2008

An analysis of the axisymmetric three-dimensional low level wind field in a tornado using mobile radar observations

Kosiba, K. A., Trapp, R. & Wurman, J., Mar 16 2008, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 35, 5, L05805.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tornadoes
radar tracking
tornado
wind field
radar

Meteorological influence on the occurrence of gastric dilatation-volvulus in military working dogs in Texas

Moore, G. E., Levine, M., Anderson, J. D. & Trapp, R., Jan 1 2008, In : International Journal of Biometeorology. 52, 3, p. 219-222 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gastric Dilatation
Stomach Volvulus
Dogs
atmospheric pressure
Temperature

The effect of mesoscale heterogeneity on the genesis and structure of mesovortices within quasi-linear convective systems

Wheatley, D. M. & Trapp, R., 2008, In : Monthly Weather Review. 136, 11, p. 4220-4241 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

convective system
vortex
outflow
updraft
wind shear

Vortex lines within low-level mesocyclones obtained from pseudo-dual-Doppler radar observations

Markowski, P., Rasmussen, E., Straka, J., Davies-Jones, R., Richardson, Y. & Trapp, R., Sep 1 2008, In : Monthly Weather Review. 136, 9, p. 3513-3535 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Doppler radar
vorticity
vortex
supercell
thunderstorm
2007

Changes in severe thunderstorm environment frequency during the 21st century caused by anthropogenically enhanced global radiative forcing

Trapp, R., Diffenbaugh, N. S., Brooks, H. E., Baldwin, M. E., Robinson, E. D. & Pal, J. S., Dec 11 2007, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104, 50, p. 19719-19723 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

twenty first century
radiative forcing
thunderstorm
climate modeling
hail

Numerical simulation of quasi-linear convective systems in heterogeneous mesoscale environments

Wheatley, D. M. & Trapp, R., 2007, 23rd AMS Conference on Severe Local Storms, SLS 2006.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

convective system
simulation

Quantifying near-surface winds in tornadoes: A combined DOW-LES approach

Kosiba, K. A. & Trapp, R., Dec 3 2007.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

tornado
surface wind

Real-data and idealized simulations of the 4 July 2004 bow echo event

Knopfmeier, K. H., Trapp, R. & Wheatley, D. M., Dec 3 2007.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

simulation

Telescoping, multimodel approaches to evaluate extreme convective weather under future climates

Trapp, R., Halvorson, B. A. & Diffenbaugh, N. S., Oct 27 2007, In : Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres. 112, 20, D20109.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

weather
climate
tornadoes
Climate models
Tornadoes

Telescoping model approaches to evaluate severe convective storms under future climates

Trapp, R., Halvorson, B. A. & Diffenbaugh, N. S., 2007, 23rd AMS Conference on Severe Local Storms, SLS 2006.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

climate

What causes mammatus?

Schultz, D. M., Kanak, K. M., Straka, J. M., Trapp, R., Gordon, B., Zrnic, D., Bryan, G. H., Durant, A., Garrett, T. J., Klein, P. & Lilly, D. K., Feb 1 2007, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 88, 2, p. 146-147 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cumulonimbus
formation mechanism
modeling
simulation
experiment
2006

Buyer beware: Some words of caution on the use of severe wind reports in postevent assessment and research

Trapp, R., Wheatley, D. M., Atkins, N. T., Przybylinski, R. W. & Wolf, R., Jun 1 2006, In : Weather and Forecasting. 21, 3, p. 408-415 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

damage
thunderstorm
vortex
experiment

Papers of note: Words of caution on the use of severe wind reports

Trapp, R., Atkins, N. T., Przybylinski, R. W. & Wolf, R., Aug 2006, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 87, 8, p. 1019-1020 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

convective system
damage
thunderstorm
data quality
comparison

Radar and damage analysis of severe bow echoes observed during BAMEX

Wheatley, D. M., Trapp, R. J. & Atkins, N. T., Mar 1 2006, In : Monthly Weather Review. 134, 3, p. 791-806 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

radar
damage
convective system
surface wind
analysis

Simulations of extreme convective storms in future climates: Proof-of-concept tests with a retrospective event

Halvorson, B. A., Trapp, R. & Diffenbaugh, N. S., 2006, 86th AMS Annual Meeting.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

climate
simulation
test

The mysteries of mammatus clouds: Observations and formation mechanisms

Shultz, D. M., Kanak, K. M., Straka, J. M., Trapp, R. J., Gordon, B. A., Zrnić, D. S., Bryan, G. H., Durant, A. J., Garrett, T. J., Klein, P. M. & Lilly, D. K., Oct 1 2006, In : Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 63, 10, p. 2409-2435 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

formation mechanism
aircraft
cumulonimbus
contrail
Kelvin-Helmholtz instability
2005

A reassessment of the percentage of tornadic mesocyclones

Trapp, R., Stumpf, G. J. & Manross, K. L., Aug 1 2005, In : Weather and Forecasting. 20, 4, p. 680-687 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tornado
radar
weather
detection
surveillance

Bow echoes during BAMEX: Assessing transitions in surface wind damage using WSR-88D data

Kruk, M. C., Rauber, R. M., McFarquhar, G. M., Jewett, B. F. & Trapp, R., Dec 1 2005, p. 351-356. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Damaging surface wind mechanisms within the 10 June 2003 Saint Louis bow echo during bamex

Atkins, N. T., Bouchard, C., Przybylinski, R. W., Trapp, R. & Schmocker, G. K., Dec 1 2005, p. 909-915. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Damaging surface wind mechanisms within the 10 June 2003 Saint Louis bow echo during BAMEX

Atkins, N. T., Bouchard, C. S., Przybylinski, R. W., Trapp, R. & Schmocker, G., Aug 1 2005, In : Monthly Weather Review. 133, 8, p. 2275-2296 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

surface wind
vortex
damage
radar
inflow

Fine-scale processes regulate the response of extreme events to global climate change

Diffenbaugh, N. S., Pal, J. S., Trapp, R. & Giorgi, F., Nov 1 2005, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 102, 44, p. 15774-15778 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Snow
Rain
Climate Change
Climate
Economics

Real-data numerical simulations of severe bow echoes observed during bamex

Wheatley, D. M. & Trapp, R., 2005, 11th Conference on Mesoscale Processes and the 32nd Conference on Radar Meteorology. p. 1655-1660 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Computer simulation

The 12 May 2004 Harper, KS Tornado: Analysis of dow radar observations of the low level wind field

Kosiba, K. A., Trapp, R. & Wurman, J. M., 2005, 11th Conference on Mesoscale Processes and the 32nd Conference on Radar Meteorology. p. 1669-1675 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tornadoes
Radar

Tornadoes from squall lines and bow echoes. Part I: Climatological distribution

Trapp, R., Tessendorf, S. A., Godfrey, E. S. & Brooks, H. E., Feb 1 2005, In : Weather and Forecasting. 20, 1, p. 23-34 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

squall line
tornado
convective system
distribution
rainband

Vortices may initiate bow echo wind damage

Atkins, N. T., Bouchard, C. S., Przybylinski, R. W., Trapp, R. & Schmocker, G., Nov 1 2005, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 86, 11, p. 1545-1546 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vortex
damage
convective system
surface wind
experiment