Peer reviewed articles

All publications dated 2000 or later:

  • Grazzini, F., Fragkoulidis, G., Pavan, V., and Antolini, G., 2020: The 1994 Piedmont flood: an archetype of extreme precipitation events in Northern Italy. Bulletin of Atmospheric Science and Technology, doi:10.1007/s42865-020-00018-1
  • Fragkoulidis, G. and Wirth, V., 2020: Local Rossby wave packet amplitude, phase speed, and group velocity: Seasonal variability and their role in temperature extremes. Journal of Climate, 33(20), 8767-8787, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0377.1
  • Merryfield, W. J., et al., 2020: Current and emerging developments in subseasonal to decadal prediction. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101(6), E869-E896, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0037.1
  • Wirth, V., 2020: Waveguidability of idealized midlatitude jets and the limitations of ray tracing theory. Weather Clim. Dynam. Discuss.[Link to online version.]
  • Wirth, V., P. Bubel, J. Eichhorn, E. Schoemer, T. Kremer, R. Erbes, S. Schappert, and I. Prestel, 2020: The role of wind speed and wind shear for banner cloud formation. J. Atmos. Sci., [Link to online version]
  • Ghinassi, P., M. Baumgart, F. Teubler, M. Riemer, and V. Wirth, 2019: A budget equation for the amplitude of Rossby wave packets based on finite amplitude local wave activity. J. Atmos. Sci., early online, https://doi.org/10.1175/JASD190149.1, 2019.
  • Baumgart, M. A. and M. Riemer, 2019: Processes governing the amplification of ensemble spread in a medium-range forecast with large forecast uncertainty, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 145, 3252-3270
  • Baumgart, M., P. Ghinassi, V. Wirth, T. Selz, G. Craig, and M. Riemer, 2019: Quantitative view on the processes governing the upscale error growth up to the planetary scale using a stochastic convection scheme. Mon. Wea. Rev., 147, 1713–1731, doi:10.1175/MWRD180292.1, 2019.
  • Euler, C., M. Riemer, T. Kremer, and E. Schömer, 2019: Lagrangian Description of Air Masses Associated with Latent Heat Release in Tropical Storm Karl (2016) during Extratropical Transition, Mon. Wea. Rev., 147, 2657-2676
  • Zhang, Q., L. Li, B. Ebert, B. Golding, D. Johnston, B. Mills, S. Panchuk, S. Potter, M. Riemer, J. Sun, A. Taylor, S. Jones, P. Ruti, and J. Keller, 2019: Increasing the Value of Weather-Related Warnings, Science Bulletin
  • Fu, H., Y. Wang, M. Riemer, and Q. Li, 2019: Effect of Unidirectional Vertical Wind Shear on Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change – Lower-Layer Shear versus Upper-Layer Shear, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, 6265-6282
  • *Di Muzio, E., M. Riemer, A. H. M. Fink, and M. Maier-Gerber, 2019: Assessing the predictability of Medicanes in ECMWF ensemble forecasts using an object-based approach, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 145, 1202-1217
  • Riboldi, J., C. M. Grams, M. Riemer, and H. M. Archambault, 2019: A phase-locking perspective on Rossby wave amplification and atmospheric blocking downstream of recurving western North Pacific tropical cyclones, Mon. Wea. Rev., 147, 567-589
  • Keller, J. H., C. M. Grams, M. Riemer, H. M. Archambault, L. Bosart, J. Doyle, J. L. Evans, T. Galarneau, K. S. Griffin, P. A. Harr, N. Kitabatake, R. McTaggart-Cowan, F. Pantillon, J. F. D. Quinting, C. A. Reynolds, E. A. Ritchie, R. Torn, F. Zhang, 2019: The Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones: Interaction with the midlatitude flow, downstream impacts and implications in predictability, Mon. Wea. Rev., 147, 1077-1106
  • Kumpf, A., M. Rautenhaus, M. Riemer, R. Westermann, 2019: Visual Analysis of the Temporal Evolution of Ensemble Forecast Sensitivities, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 25, 98-108
  • Maier-Gerber, M., M. Riemer, A. H. Fink, P. Knippertz, E. Di Muzio, R. McTaggart-Cowan, 2019: „Tropical Transition of Hurricane Chris (2012) over the North Atlantic Ocean: A Multi-Scale Investigation of Predictability“, Mon. Wea. Rev., 147, 951-970
  • Lentink, H. S., C. M. Grams, M. Riemer, and S. C. Jones, 2018: The effects of orography on the extratropical transition of tropical cyclones: a case study of Typhoon Sinlaku (2008), Mon. Wea. Rev., 146, 4231-4246
  • DeVries, A. J., H. G. Oversloot, S. B. Feldstein, Riemer, M., A. M. El Kenawy, M. F. McCabe, and J. Lelieveld, 2018: Identification of Tropical-Extratropical Interaction and Extreme Precipitation Events in the Middle East based on Potential Vorticity and Moisture Transport, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 123, DOI:10.1002/2017JD027587
  • Ghinassi, P., Fragkoulidis, G., and Wirth, V., 2018: Local finite-amplitude wave activity as a diagnostic for Rossby wave packets. Monthly Weather Review, 146(12), 4099-4114, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-18-0068.1
  • Zschenderlein, P., Fragkoulidis, G., Fink, A.H., and Wirth, V., 2018: Large-scale Rossby wave and synoptic-scale dynamic analyses of the unusually late 2016 heatwave over Europe. Weather, 73, 275-283, doi:10.1002/wea.3278
  • Wirth, V., M. Riemer, E. K. M. Chang, and O. Martius, 2018: Rossby Wave Packets on the Midlatitude Waveguide – A Review. Mon. Wea. Rev., 146(7), 1965–2001, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-16-0483.1
  • Baumgart, M., M. Riemer, V. Wirth, F. Teubler, and S. T. K. Lang, 2018: Potentialvorticity dynamics of forecast errors: A quantitative case study. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 1405–1425, DOI:10.1175/MWR-D-17-0196.1.[Link to online version.]
  • Kumpf, A., B. Tost, M. Baumgart, M. Riemer, R. Westermann, and M. Rautenhaus, 2018:Visualizing Benefit and Robustness of Cluster-based Displays of Ensemble Weather Forecasts, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 24, 109-119
  • Fragkoulidis, G., Wirth, V., Bossmann, P., and Fink, A. H., 2018: Linking Northern Hemisphere temperature extremes to Rossby wave packets. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 144(711), 553-566, doi:10.1002/qj.3228
  • Wolf, G., and V. Wirth, 2017: Diagnosing the horizontal propagation of Rossby wave packets along the midlatitude waveguide. Mon. Wea. Rev.145, 3247-3264. [Link to online version.]
  • Wirth, V., 2016: Orographische Bannerwolken: Systematische Untersuchungen zu einem faszinierenden Naturphänomen. PROMET98, 95-101.
  • Simmer, C., and collaborators, 2016: HErZ: German Hans-Ertel centre for weather research. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 1057--1068. [Link to online version.]
  • Prestel, I., and V. Wirth, 2016: What flow conditions are conducive to banner cloud formation? J. Atmos. Sci.73, 2385-2402. [Link to online version.]
  • Schappert, S., and V. Wirth, 2015: Origin and Flow History of Air Parcels in Orographic Banner Clouds. J. Atmos. Sci.72, 3389-3403. [Link to online version.]
  • Frueh, B., V. Wirth, J. Egger, A. Pfeiffer, and J. W. Schipper, 2015. In: Regional Assessment of Global Change Impacts: The GLOWA-Danube Projekt. Chapter on Precipitation and Temperature. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-16751-9-32, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
  • Rendon, A. M., V. Wirth, J. F. Salazar, and C. A. Palacio, 2015: Temperatur inversion breakup with impacts on air quality in urban valleys influence by topographic shading. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.54, 392-321. [Link to online version.]
  • Wolf, G., and V. Wirth, 2015: Implications of the semigeostrophic nature of Rossby waves for Rossby wave packet detection. Mon. Wea. Rev.143, 26-38. [Link to online version.]
  • Kunkel, D., P. Hoor, and V. Wirth, 2014: Can inertia-gravity waves persistently alter the tropopause inversion layer? Geophys. Res. Lett.41, 7822-7829, doi:10.1002/2014GL061970.
  • Broetz, B., R. Eigenmann, A. Doernbrack, T. Foken, and V. Wirth 2014. Early-morning flow transition in a valley in low-mountain terrain under clear-sky conditions. Boundary Layer Meteorology, 152, 45--63, DOI 10.1007/s10546-014-9921-7. [Link to online version.]
  • Yelash, L., A. Mueller, M. Lukacova-Medvidova, F. X. Giraldo, and V. Wirth 2014: Adaptive discontinuous evolution Galerkin method for dry atmospheric flow. J. Computational Physics268, 106-133, doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2014.02.034. [Link to online version.]
  • Rendon, A. M., J. F. Salazar, C. A. Palacio, V. Wirth and B. Broetz, 2014: Effects of Urbanization on the Temperature Inversion Breakup in a Mountain Valley with Implications for Air Quality. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.53, 840-858. [Link to online version.]
  • Wirth, V., and J. Eichhorn, 2014: Long-lived Rossby wave trains as precursors to strong winter cyclones over Europe. Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc.140, 729-737. [Link to online version.]
  • Glatt, I., and V. Wirth, 2014: Identifying Rossby wave trains and quantifying their properties. Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc.140, 384-396. [Link to online version.]
  • Auras, M., Beer, S., Bundschuh, P., Eichhorn, J., Mach, M., Scheuvens, D., Schorling, M., von Schumann, J., Snethlage, R., Weinbruch, S., 2013: Traffic-related immissions and their impact on historic buildings: implications from a pilot study at two German cities. Environmental Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s12665-013-2276-4
  • Voigt, M., and V. Wirth, 2013: Mechanisms of Banner Cloud Formation. J. Atmos. Sci.70, 3631-3640. [Link to online version.]
  • Mueller, A., F. X. Giraldo, and V. Wirth, 2013: Comparison between adaptive and uniform discontinuous Galerkin simulations in dry 2D bubble experiments. J. Comput. Phys.235, 371-393. [Link to online version.]
  • Blackburn, M., and collaborators, 2013: The Aqua-Planet Experiment (APE): CONTROL SST simulation. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan91A, 17-56. DOI:10.2151/jmsj.2013-A02.
  • Williamson, D. L., and collaborators, 2013: The Aqua-Planet Experiment (APE): Response to changed meridional SST profile. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan91A, 57-89. DOI:10.2151/jmsj.2013-A03.
  • Williamson, D. L., and collaborators, 2012: The APE Atlas. NCAR Techniacl Note, NCAR/TN-484+STR. [Available online.]
  • Wirth, V., M. Kristen, M. Leschner, J. Reuder, and J. H. Schween, 2012: Banner clouds observed at Mount Zugspitze. Atmos. Chem. Phys.12, 3611-3625. [Available online.]
  • Glatt, I., A. Dörnbrack, S. Jones, J. Keller, O. Martius, A. Müller, D. H. W. Peters, and V. Wirth, 2011: Utility of Hovmöller diagrams to diagnose Rossby wave trains. Tellus63A, 991-1006.
  • Erler, A., and V. Wirth, 2011: The Static Stability of the Tropopause Region in Adiabatic Baroclinic Life Cycle Experiments. J. Atmos. Sci.68 1178-1193.
  • Belalcazar, L.C., Clappier, A., Blond, N., Flassak, T., Eichhorn, J., 2010: A critical evaluation to the estimation of road traffic emission factors from tracer studies. Atmosph. Environ., 44/31, 3814-3822.
  • Eichhorn, J., Kniffka, A., 2010: The Numerical Flow Model MISKAM: State of Development and Evaluation of the Basic Version. Meteorol. Zeitschrift, 19/1, 81-90.
  • Reinert, D., and V. Wirth, 2009: A New Large-Eddy Simulation Model for Simulating Air Flow and Warm Clouds Above Highly Complex Terrain. Part II: The Moist Model and its Application to Banner Clouds. Boundary-Layer Meteorology133 113-136.
  • Wirth, V., and T. J. Dunkerton, 2009: The Dynamics of Eye Formation and Maintenance in Axisymmetric Diabatic Vortices. J. Atmos. Sci66, 3601-3620.
  • Müller, A., and V. Wirth, 2009: Resolution dependence of the tropopause inversion layer in an idealized model for upper tropospheric anticyclones. J. Atmos. Sci66, 3491-3497.
  • Reinert, D., and V. Wirth, 2008: The Origin and Dynamics of Banner Clouds: An Analysis Based on Large Eddy Simulations. Proceedings of the 13th Conference of Mountain Meteorology, 11-15 August 2008, Whistler, Canada10B4[reprint]
  • Jung, P., P. Hausner, L. Pilz, J. Stern, C. Euler, M. Riemer, and F. Sadlo, 2017: Tumble-Vortex Core Line Extraction, proceedings of SIBGRAPI WVIS
  • Evans, C.; K. Wood; S. D. Aberson; H. M. Archambault; S. M. Milrad; L. F. Bosart; K. L. Corbosiero; C. A. Davis; J. R. Dias Pinto; J. Doyle; C. Fogarty; T. J. Galarneau, Jr.; C. M. Grams; K. S. Griffin; J. Gyakum; R. E. Hart; N. Kitabatake; H. S. Lentink; R. McTaggart-Cowan; W. Perrie; J. F. D. Quinting; C. A. Reynolds; M. Riemer; E. Ritchie; Y. Sun; F. Zhang, 2017: The Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones. Part I: Cyclone Evolution and Direct Impacts, Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 4317-4344
  • *Maier-Gerber, M., F. Pantillon, E. Di Muzio, M. Riemer, A. H. Fink, P. Knippertz, 2017: Birth of the Biscane, Weather, 72, 236-241
  • Schneidereit, A., D.H.W. Peters, C. Grams, J. Quinting, J. Keller, G. Wolf, F. Teubler, M. Riemer, and O. Martius, 2017: Enhanced tropospheric wave forcing of two anticyclones in the pre-phase of January 2009 major sudden stratospheric warming event (MSSW), Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 1797-1815
  • Riemer, M., 2016: Meso-beta-scale environment for the stationary band complex of vertically-sheared tropical cyclones, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 2442-2451
  • DeVries, A. J., S. B. Feldstein, E. Tyrlis, M. Sprenger, M. Riemer, M. Baumgart, M. Fnais, and J. Lelieveld, 2016: Dynamics of tropical-extratropical interactions and extreme precipitation events in Saudi Arabia in autumn, winter, and spring, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 1862-1880
  • *Teubler, F. and M. Riemer, 2016: Dynamics of Rossby wave packets in a quantitative potential vorticity--potential temperature framework, J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 1063-1081
  • Riemer, M. and F. Laliberté, 2015: Secondary circulation of tropical cyclones in vertical wind shear: Lagrangian diagnostic and pathways of environmental interaction, J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 3517-3536
  • Piaget, N., P. Froidevaux, P. Giannakaki, F. Gierth, O. Martius, M. Riemer, G. Wolf, and C. M. Grams, 2015: Dynamics of a local Alpine flooding event in October 2011: moisture source, large-scale circulation, and forecast uncertainty, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 141, 1922-1937
  • Riemer, M., M. Baumgart, and S. Eiermann, 2014: Cyclogenesis downstream of extratropical transition analyzed by Q-vector partitioning based on flow geometry, J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 4204-4220
  • Riemer, M. and S. C. Jones, 2014: Interaction of a tropical cyclone with a high-amplitude, midlatitude wave pattern: Waviness analysis, trough deformation and track bifurcation, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 140, 1362-1376, DOI: 10.1002/qj.2221
  • Riemer, M., M. T. Montgomery, and M. A. Nicholls, 2013: Further examination of the thermodynamic modification of the inflow layer of tropical cyclones by vertical wind shear, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 327-346, www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/327/
  • Evans, C., H. M. Archambault, J. M. Cordeira, C. Fritz, T. J. Galarneau, S. Gjorgjievska, K. S. Griffin, A. Johnson, W. A. Komaromi, S. Monette, P. Muradyan, B. Murphy, M. Riemer, J. Sears, D. Stern, B. Tang, S. Thompson, 2012: The PRE-Depression Investigation of Cloud-systems in the Tropics (PREDICT) Field Campaign: Perspectives of Early Career Scientists, 2012: Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93, 173-187
  • Riemer, M. and M.T. Montgomery, 2011: Simple kinematic models for the environmental interaction of tropical cyclones in vertical wind shear, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 9395-9414, www.atmos-chem-phys.net/11/9395/
  • Riemer, M., M. T. Montgomery, and M. A. Nicholls, 2010: A new paradigm for intensity modification of tropical cyclones: Thermodynamic impact of vertical wind shear on the inflow layer, Atmos. Chem. Phys, 10, 3163-3188, www.atmos-chem-phys.net/10/3163/
  • Riemer, M. and S. C. Jones, 2010: Downstream impact of tropical cyclones on a developing baroclinic wave in idealized scenarios of extratropical transition, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 136, 617–637
  • Davis, C. A., S. C. Jones, and M. Riemer, 2008: Hurricane Vortex Dynamics during Atlantic Extratropical Transition, J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 714-736
  • Riemer, M., S. C. Jones, and C. A. Davis, 2008: The impact of extratropical transition on the downstream flow: an idealised modelling study with a straight jet, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 134, 69-91
  • Jones, S. C., D. Anwender, und M. Riemer, 2006: Die Umwandlung tropischer Wirbelstürme in außertropische Tiefdruckgebiete und ihr Einfluss auf das Wetter der mittleren Breiten, Promet, 32 (3/4), 130-143
  • Reinert, D., J. Eichhorn, W.-G. Panhans, and V. Wirth, 2007: A new LES model for simulating air flow and warm clouds above highly complex terrain. Part I: The dry model. Boundary Layer Meteorology125, 109-132, doi: 10.1007/s10,546-007-9183-8.
  • Frueh, B., and V. Wirth, 2007: Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE) in mixed phase cloud conditions. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc.133, 561-569 .
  • Schween, J., J. Kuettner, D. Reinert, J. Reuder, and V. Wirth, 2007: Definition of 'banner clouds' based on time lapse movies. Atmos. Chem. Phys.7, 2047-2055. [Available online.]
  • Wirth, V., and T. Szabo, 2007: Sharpness of the extratropical tropopause in baroclinic life cycle experiments. Geophys. Res. Lett.34, L02809, doi:10.1029/2006GL028369.
  • Früh, B., J. W. Schipper, A. Pfeiffer, and V. Wirth, 2006: A pragmatic approach for downscaling precipitation in alpine-scale complex terrain. Met. Z. (N.F.)15, 631-646.
  • Wirth, V., and T. J. Dunkerton, 2006: A unified perspective on the dynamics of axisymmetric hurricanes and monsoons. J. Amos. Sci63, 2529-2547. [preprint]
  • Engel, A., and collaborators, 2006: Highly resolved observations of trace gases in the lowermost stratosphere and upper troposphere from the SPURT project: an overview. ACP6, 283-301. [Available online.]
  • Hegglin, M. I., D. Brunner, Th. Peter, J. Staehelin, V. Wirth, P. Hoor and H. Fischer, 2005: Determination of turbulent diffusivity in the lowermost stratosphere. Geophys. Res. Lett32 L13812, doi:10.1029/2005GL022495.
  • Wirth, V., H. Borth, J.-F. Lopez, W.-G. Panhans, M. Riemer and T. Szabo, 2005: Dynamics in the Extratropical Tropopause Region: a Case of Transition Between Dynamically Active and Passive Tracer Advection? Q. J. Roy. Met. Soc.131, 247-258. [preprint]
  • Engel, A., et al., 2004: Trace gas transport in the tropopause region (SPURT). AFO 2000 Newsletter9, 11-14
  • Wirth, V., 2004: Sommerlich Wetterextreme: Zufall oder Zeichen? Forschungsmagazin der Johannes Guternberg-Universität Mainz20, 46-51
  • Hoor, P., et al., 2004: New insights into upward transport across the extratropical tropopause derived from extensive in-situ measurements during the SPURT project. SPARC Newsletter22, 29-31
  • Wirth, V., 2004: A Dynamical Mechanism for Tropopause Sharpening. Met. Zeitschrift13 , 477-484. [preprint]
  • Stohl, A., et al., 2003: Stratosphere-troposphere exchange: A review, and what we have learned from STACCATO. J. Geophys. Res.108, doi:10.1029/2002JD002490
  • Wirth, V., 2003: Static Stability in the Extratropical Tropopause Region. J. Atmos. Sci.60, 1395-1409. [preprint]
  • Zängl, G., and V. Wirth, 2002: Synoptic-scale variability of the polar and subpolar tropopause: Data analysis and idealized PV inversions. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc.128, 2301-2315. [preprint]
  • Ries, K., Eichhorn, J., 2001: Simulation of effects of vegetation on the dispersion of pollutants in street canyons, Meteorol. Zeitschrift, 10/4, 229 - 233.
  • Wirth, V., 2001: Detection of Hidden Regimes in Stochastic Cyclostationary Time Series. Phys. Rev. E64, 016136(6). [preprint]
  • Hauck, Ch., and V. Wirth, 2001: Diagnosing the impact of stratospheric planetary wave breaking in a linear model. J. Atmos. Sci., 581357-1370.
  • Wirth, V., 2001: Cyclone-Anticyclone Asymmetry Concerning the Height of the Thermal and the Dynamical Tropopause. J. Atmos. Sci., 58, 26-37. [preprint]
  • Zängl, G., J. Egger, and V. Wirth, 2001: Diurnal winds in the Himalayan Kali Gandaki valley. Part II: modelling. Mon. Wea. Rev.129, 1062-1080.
  • Forster, C., and V. Wirth, 2000: Radiative decay of idealized stratospheric filaments in the troposphere. J. Geophys. Res., 105, 10,169-10,184.
  • Wirth, V., 2000: Thermal versus dynamical tropopause in upper tropospheric balanced flow anomalies. Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 126, 299-317.
  • Egger, J., et al., 2000: Diurnal winds in the Himalayan Kali Gandaki valley. Part I: observations. Mon. Wea. Rev., 128, 1106-1122.