2017

34th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology, 18 – 23 June 2017, Reykjavík, Iceland.

International Symposium on Weather Radar and Hydrology, 10 – 13 April 2017, Seoul, South Korea.


2016

ISAC Summer School: Advances in severe weather analysis: models and observations. 20 – 24 June 2016, Castro (Lecce), Italy.

The 13th International Meeting on Statistical Climatology, 6 – 10 June 2016, Canmore, Canada.


2015

10th International Workshop on Precipitation in Urban Areas (UrbanRain15), 01 – 05 December 2015, Pontresina, Switzerland.

International Conference on Alpine Meteorology 2015, 31 Aug – 4 Sept. 2015, Innsbruck, Austria.


2014

Heuristic Probabilistic Forecasting workshop, 30 – 31 August 2014, Münich, Germany.

AMS Conference on Mountain Meteorology, 18 – 22 August 2014, San Diego, California.

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, 27 April – 2 May 2014, Wien, Austria.
 


2009

International Conference on Alpine Meteorology 2009, 11 – 15 May 2009, Rastatt, Germany.


2008

AMS Conference on Mountain Meteorology, 11 – 15 August 2008, Whistler, Canada.

Joint MAP D-PHASE Scientific Meeting - COST 731 mid-term seminar, 19 – 22 May 2008, Bologna, Italy.


2007

AMS International Conference of Radar Meteorology, 6 – 10 August 2007, Cairns, Australia.

International Conference on Alpine Meteorology 2007, 4 – 8 June 2007, Chambéry, France.

My research interests lie in the fields of mountain meteorology, radar meteorology, meteorological and statistical analysis of extreme rainfall, and nowcasting of precipitation, especially over mountainous regions.

In my current project, I am investigating the potential of weather radar data for extreme precipitation analysis. I am exploiting 12 years of merged rain gauges and radar measurements (CombiPrecip) to investigate the spatial distribution of daily and sub-daily precipitation extremes over the Swiss Alps. For example, figure 1 shows the spatial distribution of 6-hour extreme precipitation in Switzerland: on average, two hours every year show precipitation values larger than those represented in the map.

We are also interested in deriving return levels of rainfall for different spatial and temporal scales. The knowledge of precipitation frequency, in fact, is strongly needed for several applications, such as, for example, planning and design of infrastructures, hydrological modelling, and automatic heavy rainfall warnings (figure 2).

Publikationen als Mitglied der Klimafolgen Gruppe sind auch im Universität Bern BORIS enthalten.


2016

L. Panziera, M. Gabella, A. Hering, S. Zanini, U. Germann and A. Berne (2016)
A radar-based regional extreme rainfall analysis to derive the thresholds for a novel automatic alert system in Switzerland
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20, 2317–2332. DOI: 10.5194/hess-20-2317-2016

L. Panziera, L. Giovannini, L. Laiti and D. Zardi (2016)
The relation between circulation types and regional Alpine climate. Part II: The dependence of the predictive skill on the vertical level of the classification for Trentino
International Journal of Climatology, 36: 2189-2199. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4487

 

2015

J. Grazioli, G. Lloyd, L. Panziera, P. J. Connolly, J. Henneberger and A. Berne (2015)
Riming in winter alpine snowfall during CLACE 2014: polarimetric radar and in-situ observations
Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss, 15: 13787-13802. DOI:10.5194/acp-15-13787-2015

L. Panziera, L. Giovannini, L. Laiti and D. Zardi (2015)
The relation between circulation types and regional Alpine climate. Part I: Synoptic climatology of Trentino
International Journal of Climatology,  35: 4655-4672 

L. Panziera, C.N. James, U. Germann (2015)
Mesoscale organization and structure of orographic precipitation producing flash floods in the Lago Maggiore region
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141: 224-248.

 

2014

L. Giovannini, G. Antonacci, D. Zardi, L. Laiti and L. Panziera (2014)
Sensitivity of simulated wind speed to spatial resolution over complex terrain
Energy Procedia, 59: 323–329.

L. Laiti, D. Andreis, F. Zottele, L. Giovannini, L. Panziera, G. Toller and D. Zardi (2014)
A solar atlas for the Trentino region in the Alps: quality control of surface radiation data
Energy Procedia, 59: 336–343.

P.J. Smith, L. Panziera and K. Beven (2014)
Forecasting flash floods using Data Based Mechanistic models and NORA radar rainfall forecasts
Hydrological Sciences Journal.  Accepted for publication. DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2013.842647

 

2013

L. Foresti, L. Panziera, P.V. Mandapaka, U. Germann and A. Seed (2013)
Retrieval of analogue radar images for ensemble nowcasting of orographic rainfall
Meteorological Applications. Accepted for publication. DOI: 10.1002/met.1416

K. Liechti, M. Zappa, L. Panziera and U. Germann (2013)
Flash flood early warning using weather radar data: from nowcasting towards forecasting
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17: 3853-3869. DOI:10.5194/hess-17-3853-2013

P.V. Mandapaka, U. Germann and L. Panziera  (2013)
Diurnal cycle of precipitation over complex Alpine orography: inferences from high-resolution radar observations
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 139: 1025-1046. DOI: 10.1002/qj.2013

 

2012

P.V. Mandapaka, U. Germann, L. Panziera and A. Hering (2012)
Can Lagrangian extrapolation of radar fields be used for precipitation nowcasting over complex alpine orography?
Weather and Forecasting, 27: 28-49.

 

2011

L. Panziera, U. Germann, M. Gabella and P.V. Mandapaka (2011)
NORA – Nowcasting of Orographic Rainfall by means of Analogues
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137: 2106-2123. DOI: 10.1002/qj.878

 

2010

L. Panziera and U. Germann (2010)
The relation between airflow and orographic precipitation on the southern side of the Alps as revealed by weather radar
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 136: 222-238. DOI: 10.1002/qj.544

 

2008

L. Panziera and B. Hoskins (2008)
Large Snowfall Events in the south-eastern Alps
Weather, 63: 88-93