Konferenzen und Workshops
ISAC Summer School: Advances in severe weather analysis: models and observations, Castro (Lecce), Italy, 20-24/06/2016
The 13th International Meeting on Statistical Climatology, Canmore, Canada, 06-10/06/2016, oral presentation
10th International Workshop on Precipitation in Urban Areas (UrbanRain15), Pontresina, Switzerland, 01-05/12/2015, oral and poster presentations
International Conference on Alpine Meteorology 2015, Innsbruck, Austria, 31/08–04/09/2015, oral presentation
Heuristic Probabilistic Forecasting workshop, Münich, Germany, 30-31/08/2014
AMS Conference on Mountain Meteorology, San Diego, California, 18-22/08/2014, oral and poster presentations
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, 27/04–02/05/2014, oral and poster presentations
IMPRINTS project meetings in 2010, 2011 and 2012, oral presentations
International Conference on Alpine Meteorology 2009, Rastatt, Germany, 11-15/05/2009, oral presentation
AMS Conference on Mountain Meteorology, Whistler, Canada, 11-15/08/2008, oral presentation
Joint MAP D-PHASE Scientific Meeting - COST 731 mid-term seminar, Bologna, Italy, 19-22/05/2008, oral presentation
AMS International Conference of Radar Meteorology, Cairns, Australia, 06-10/08/2007, poster presentation
International Conference on Alpine Meteorology 2007, Chambéry, France, 04-08/06/2007, oral presentation
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 10 years of Swiss radar measurements to derive rainfall amounts associated to specific return periods for different spatio-temporal scales.
For example, the figure below shows the return levels of summer hourly rainfall for a return period of 8 seasons. The figure is based on radar data, taking into consideration the monthly maxima of rainfall for each pixel.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
L. Panziera and B. Hoskins (2008)
Large Snowfall Events in the south-eastern Alps
Weather, 63: 88-93