Mountains cover approximately one quarter of the total land surface on the planet, and a significant fraction of the world’s population lives in their vicinity. Orography critically affects weather and climate processes at all scales and, in connection with factors such as land-cover heterogeneity, is responsible for high spatial variability in mountain weather and climate.

Due to this high complexity, monitoring and modeling the atmosphere and the other components of the climate system in mountain regions is challenging both at short (meteorological) and long (climatological) time-scales. This session is devoted to the better understanding of weather and climate processes in mountain and high-elevation areas around the globe, as well as their modification induced by global environmental change.

We welcome contributions describing the influence of mountains on the atmosphere on meteorological time-scales, including terrain-induced airflow, orographic precipitation, land-atmosphere exchange over mountains, forecasting and predictability of mountain weather. Furthermore we invite studies that investigate climate processes and climate change in mountain areas and its impacts on dependent systems, based on monitoring and modeling activities. Particularly welcome are contributions that merge various sources of information and reach across disciplinary borders (atmospheric, hydrological, cryospheric, ecological and social sciences).

A planned outcome of this session is a summary document providing a mountains perspective and input for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, more specifically for Working Group I report on the Physical Sciences Basis and the cross-chapter paper on 'Mountains', which is flagged for the Working Group II report. This summary document is organized and supported by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI).

Co-organized as AS4.47/CR1.13/HS11.22
Convener: Sven Kotlarski | Co-conveners: Andreas Gobiet, Elisa Palazzi, Wolfgang Schöner, Stefano Serafin, Ivana Stiperski
| Tue, 09 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Room 0.14
| Attendance Tue, 09 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Hall X5

Attendance time: Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10:45–12:30 | Hall X5

Chairperson: Elisa Palazzi, Andreas Gobiet, Wolfgang Schöner, Stefano Serafin
X5.92 |
Amar Halifa Marín, Miguel Ángel Torres-Vázquez, Raquel Lorente-Plazas, Enrique Pravia-Sarabia, Laura Palacios-Peña, Juan Pedro Montávez, and Pedro Jiménez-Guerrero
X5.93 |
| presentation
Marc Lemus-Canovas, Joan-Albert Lopez-Bustins, Laura Trapero, and Javier Martin-Vide
X5.94 |
Juerg Schmidli, Fabienne Schmid, Alexander Haeferle, and Maxime Hervo
X5.98 |
Suryanarayanan Balasubramanian, Martin Hoelzle, and Felix Keller
X5.99 |
Positive feedback between the Westerlies and planetary boundary layer growth on the northern slopes of the central Himalaya
Yue Lai and Xuelong Chen
X5.100 |
John King and Daniel Bannister
X5.102 |
Bert Van Schaeybroeck, Jan Nyssen, Piet Termonia, Michiel Van Ginderachter, and Sander Van Vooren
X5.103 |
Landscape and climatological potential of the mountain resorts of the Caucasus
Natalia Efimenko, Elena Chalaya, Lyubov Zherlitsina, Nina Povolotskaya, and Irina Senik
X5.104 |
Elisa Palazzi, Luca Mortarini, Silvia Terzago, and Jost von Hardenberg
X5.105 |
Waldemar Schledewitz, Gary Lloyd, Thomas Choularton, Martin Gallagher, Keith Bower, and Mike Flynn
X5.106 |
Alina Motschmann, Christian Huggel, and Mark Carey
X5.107 |
Hairo Léon, Edwin Loarte, Katy Medina, Luzmila Dávila, Antoine Rabatel, Randy Muñoz, Philipp Rastner, and Holger Frey
X5.108 |
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David Sandoval and Colin Prentice
X5.109 |
Juan J. Henao, Juan F. Salazar, and Angela M. Rendon
X5.110 |
Santiago Beguería, José Miguel Sánchez-Pérez, Iñaki Antigüedad, Yvan Caballero, Luis Javier Lambán, Pere Quintana-Seguí, Carmen Llasat, Cristina Pesado, Jean-Philippe Vidal, and Jorge Jódar and the POCTEFA-PIRAGUA Team
X5.111 |
Haraldur Ólafsson
X5.112 |
Spatio-Temporal Patterns Of Seasonal Precipitation Across The Himalayas
Camilla Francesca Brunello, Christoff Andermann, Katharina Schneider, Odin Marc, Giustino Tonon, Stefan Achleitner, Francesco Comiti, and Niels Hovius
X5.113 |
Sven Kotlarski, Moritz Pickl, Andreas M. Fischer, and Kuno Strassmann
X5.114 |
Jan Henneberger, Alexander Beck, Zane Dedekind, Annika Lauber, Julie Pasquier, Fabiola Ramelli, Michael Rösch, Jörg Wieder, Zamin Kanji, Ulrike Lohmann, Claudia Mignani, Michael Lehning, Benjamin Walter, Alexis Berne, Nenes Athanasios, Aikaterini Bougiatioti, Johannes Bühl, Ronny Engelmann, Maxime Hervo, and Yves-Alain Roulet
X5.116 |
Bankim Chandra Yadav, Renoj J. Thayyen, and Kamal Jain
X5.117 |
Pedro Torralbo Muñoz, Maria José Pérez-Palazón, Carmen Galán, and Maria José Polo
X5.118 |
Sylvain Labedens, Jean-Louis Scartezzini, and Dasaraden Mauree
X5.119 |
Sébastien Blein, Christophe Brun, and Jean-Martial Cohard
X5.120 |
David Pritchard, Hayley Fowler, Nathan Forsythe, Xiao-Feng Li, and Greg O'Donnell
X5.121 |
Katharina Enigl, Christoph Matulla, Matthias Schlögl, and Franz Schmid
X5.122 |
Fabian Frank, Christoph Matulla, Franz Schmid, Katharina Enigl, Matthias Schlögl, and Ingo Schnetzer
X5.125 |
Xiaofeng Li, Hayley Fowler, Nathan Forsythe, Jingjing Yu, David Pritchard, and Stephen Blenkinsop
X5.126 |
Micro-Scale Flow Model Forcing for Environmental Assessment Applications in Complex Terrain
Ulrich Uhrner, Raphael Reifeltshammer, and Renate Forkel
X5.127 |
Christoph Matulla, Katharina Enigl, Andreas Mansberger, Fabian Frank, Franz Schmid, Matthias Schlögl, and Ingo Schnetzer
X5.128 |
An Analysis of extreme multi-day snowfall events in relation with persistent weather patterns for Austria
Marc Olefs, Roland Koch, Andreas Gobiet, and Wolfgang Schöner
X5.129 |
Roland Koch, Marc Olefs, Andreas Gobiet, and Wolfgang Schöner
X5.130 |
Eleonora Aruffo, Piero Di Carlo, Fabio Biancofiore, Alfonso D'Altorio, Paolo Cristofanelli, and Paolo Bonasoni