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Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN)

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The Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN) special collection contains articles related to the PECAN field campaign, conducted over the Great Plains during June-July 2015. This campaign assembled a rich array of observations from lower-tropospheric profiling systems, mobile radars and mesonets, and aircraft, in order to better understand nocturnal mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) and their relationship with the stable boundary layer, the low-level jet (LLJ), and atmospheric bores. Papers in this collection cover such topics as: instruments used for the first time or in a novel way in PECAN; the microphysics and/or the dynamics of MCSs and associated severe weather aspects; the dynamics of MCS outflow boundaries, such as density currents, bores, and solitons; the initiation of nocturnal deep convection; dynamics of the Great Plains low-level jet; nocturnal boundary-processes in the presence of a LLJ; numerical simulations of any of the above-listed meteorological topics at a range of scales, with the purpose of improving understanding as well as predictability; novel data assimilation projects and observing system simulation experiments using PECAN data, especially its mesoscale network of lower-tropospheric profiling systems.

PECAN was funded primarily by NSF, with additional funding from NOAA, NASA, DOE, and the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Read More…

Collection organizers:
David Parsons, University of Oklahoma
Bart Geerts, University of Wyoming
Tammy M. Weckwerth, NCAR
Conrad L. Ziegler, NOAA National Severe Storms Lab
David D. Turner, NOAA National Severe Storms Lab

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Matthew D. Parker; Brett S. Borchardt; Rachel L. Miller; Conrad L. Ziegler
Monthly Weather Review
Rachel L. Miller; Conrad L. Ziegler; Michael I. Biggerstaff
Monthly Weather Review
Shushi Zhang; David B. Parsons; Yuan Wang
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Tammy M. Weckwerth; John Hanesiak; James W. Wilson; Stanley B. Trier; Samuel K. Degelia; William A. Gallus, Jr.; Rita D. Roberts; Xuguang Wang
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Jonathan E. Thielen; William A. Gallus, Jr.
Weather and Forecasting
Tammy M. Weckwerth; Ulrike Romatschke
Monthly Weather Review
Samuel K. Degelia; Xuguang Wang; David J. Stensrud
Monthly Weather Review
Kevin R. Haghi; Bart Geerts; Hristo G. Chipilski; Aaron Johnson; Samuel Degelia; David Imy; David B. Parsons; Rebecca D. Adams-Selin; David D. Turner; Xuguang Wang
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Stacey M. Hitchcock; Russ S. Schumacher; Gregory R. Herman; Michael C. Coniglio; Matthew D. Parker; Conrad L. Ziegler
Monthly Weather Review
Elizabeth N. Smith; Joshua G. Gebauer; Petra M. Klein; Evgeni Fedorovich; Jeremy A. Gibbs
Monthly Weather Review
Aaron Johnson; Xuguang Wang
Monthly Weather Review
David M. Loveless; Timothy J. Wagner; David D. Turner; Steven A. Ackerman; Wayne F. Feltz
Monthly Weather Review
Manda B. Chasteen; Steven E. Koch; David B. Parsons
Monthly Weather Review
David B. Parsons; Kevin R. Haghi; Kelton T. Halbert; Blake Elmer; Junhong Wang
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Matthew D. Flournoy; Michael C. Coniglio
Monthly Weather Review
Hristo G. Chipilski; Xuguang Wang; David B. Parsons
Monthly Weather Review
Coltin Grasmick; Bart Geerts; David D. Turner; Zhien Wang; T. M. Weckwerth
Monthly Weather Review
Aaron Johnson; Xuguang Wang; Kevin R. Haghi; David B. Parsons
Monthly Weather Review
Joshua G. Gebauer; Alan Shapiro; Evgeni Fedorovich; Petra Klein
Monthly Weather Review
Samuel K. Degelia; Xuguang Wang; David J. Stensrud; Aaron Johnson
Monthly Weather Review
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