ACCORD - Atmospheric Circulation Classification and Downscaling
Climatic Research Unit : Research and Projects: ACCORD

ACCORD Publications

Bárdossy, A. and Caspary, H.J., 1999: 'Optimized fuzzy-rule based classification of atmospheric circulation pattern for local and regional downscaling of precipitation', AGU 1999 Spring Meeting, Boston.

Cawley, G.C. and Dorling, S.D., 2001: 'Reproducing and extending subjective weather typing schemes - development of automated methodologies at the local, regional and hemispheric scales', Climate Research, in preparation.

Flocas, H.A., Maheras, P., Karacostas, T.S., Patrikas, I. and Anagnostopoulou, C., 2001: 'A 40-year climatological study of relative vorticity distribution over the Mediterranean', International Journal of Climatology, 21, 1759-1778.

Goodess, C.M. and Jones, P.D., 2002: 'Links between circulation and changes in the characteristics of Iberian rainfall', International Journal of Climatology, 22, 1593-1615.

Jones, P.D., Goodess, C.M. and Davies, T.D., 1998: 'Atmospheric Circulation Classification and Regional Downscaling (ACCORD)', Proceedings of the European Science Climate Conference, Vienna, October 1998.

Jones, P., Goodess, C. and Davies, T., 2001: 'Foreward to CR Special 9, ACCORD: Atmospheric Circulation Classification and Regional Downscaling', Climate Reserch, 17, 247-342.

Jones, P.D., Reid, P., Brown, O., Goodess, C.M. and Davies, T.D., 2001: 'Possible reasons for the variability in the strength of relationships between the NAO and surface climate over the last 150 years', International Journal of Climatology, in preparation.

Lazzeri, M., Quadrelli, R. and Cacciamani, C., 1999: 'Euro-Atlantic blocking and Alpine precipitation: possible links', Geophysical Research Abstracts, 1(2), 423.

Luterbacher, J., Xoplaki, E. and Maheras, P., 1998: 'Large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns connected with winter rainfall over Greece', 3rd National Conference on Meteorology - Climatology - Physics of the Atmosphere, Athens, September 1998, 85-92.

Maheras, P., 2000: 'Synoptic situations causing drought in the Mediterranean Basin', in J.V. Vogt and Somma (eds.), Dought and Drought Mitigation in Europe, pp. 91-102.

Maheras, P., Kutiel, H. and Vafiadis, M., 1998: 'Tendances spatiales et temporelles de la pression atmosphérique de surface et des géopotentiels de 500 hPa en Europe méridionale et en Méditerranée durant la période 1950-1994', Publication AIC, 11, 345-351.

Maheras, P., Kutiel, H., Patrikas, I. and Kolyva-Machera, F., 1998: 'Spatial and temporal trends in 850, 700 and 500 hPa levels, air temperatures, over Europe and the Mediterranean, during the 1962-1994 period', 3rd National Conference on Meteorology - Climatology - Physics of the Atmosphere, Athens, September 1998, 285-290.

Maheras, P., Xoplaki, H., Patrikas, I. and Kolyva-Machera, F., 1998: 'Objective delimitation of seasons in Greece according to the frequency of circulation-types', Climate and Environmental Change Meeting, Evora, Portugal, August 1998.

Maheras, P., Patrikas, I. and Anagnostopoulou, Ch., 1999: 'Analysis of the synoptic conditions of heavy rainfall in Thessaloniki ( 30.1mm/day)', Memorial Volume of the 70th Anniversary of the Formation of the Institute of Meteorology and Climatology at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, 77-84.

Maheras, P., Flocas, H., Patrikas, I. and Anagnostopoulou, Ch., 2001: 'A 40 year objective climatology of surface cyclones in the Mediterranean region: Spatial and temporal distribution', International Journal of Climatology, 21, 109-130.

Maheras, P., Patrikas, I., Karacostas, Th. and Anagnostopoulou, Ch., 1999: 'Automatic classification of circulation types in Greece: Methodology, description, frequency, variability and trend analysis', Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 67, 205-223.

Maheras, P., Kutiel, H., Patrikas, I. et Anagnostopoulou, Ch., 1999: 'Analyse de frequences des dépressions en Mediterranee Orientale', Publications AIC, 12, 359-367.

Maheras, P., Flocas, H.A., Anagnostopoulou, Ch. and Patrikas, I., 2002: 'On the vertical structure of composite surface cyclones in the Mediterranean region', Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 71, 199-217.

Plaut, G., 1999: 'Classification of large-scale circulation for heavy precipitation events over the French Alps', abstract prepared for the 1999 European Geophysical Society General Assembly.

Plaut, G. and Simonnet, E., 2001: 'Large-scale circulation classification, weather regimes, and local climate over France, the Alps and Western Europe', Climate Research, 17, 303-324.

Plaut, G., Schuepbach, E. and Doctor, M., 2001: 'Heavy precipitation events over a few Alpine sub-regions and the links with large scale circulation, 1971-1995', Climate Research, 17, 285-302.

Quadrelli, R., Lazzeri, M. and Cacciamani, C., 1999: 'Alpine precipitation regimes and related circulation patterns', Geophysical Research Abstracts, 1(2), 423.

Quadrelli, R., Lazzeri, M., Cacciamani, C. and Tibaldi, S., 2001: 'Observed winter Alpine precipitation variability and links with large-scale circulation patterns', Climate Research, 17, 275-284.

Reid, P.A., Jones, P.D., Brown, O., Goodess, C.M. and Davies, T.D., 2001: 'Assessments of the reliability of NCEP circulation data and relationships with surface climate by direct comparisons with station based data', Climate Research, 17, 247-261.

Schmith, T., 1999: 'Precipitation increase in Northwestern Europe during the past 100 years - can it be explained by circulation changes?', Abstract prepared for the 1999 European Geophysical Society General Assembly.

Schmith, T., 2001: 'Global warming signature in observed winter precipitation in Northwestern Europe?', Climate Research, 17, 263-274.

Simonnet, E., 2001: 'Interannual and interdecadal variability in 120 years of daily SLP data; links with other surface fields', Climate Research, in preparation.

Simonnet, E. and Plaut, G., 2001: 'Space-time analysis of geopotential height and SLP, intraseasonal oscillations, weather regimes, and local climates over the North Atlantic and Europe', Climate Research, 17, 325-342.

Wilby, R.L., 1998: 'Statistical downscaling of daily precipitation using daily airflow and seasonal teleconnection indices', Climate Research, 10, 163-178.

Wilby, R.L., 2001: 'Downscaling summer rainfall in the UK from North Atlantic ocean temperatures', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 5, 245-257.

Wilby, R.L. and Tomlinson, O.J., 1999: 'The "Sunday Effect" and weekly cycles of winter weather in the UK', Weather, 55, 214-222.

Wilby, R.L., Conway, D. and Jones, P.D., 2001: 'Prospects for downscaling seasonal precipitation variability using conditioned weather generator parameters', Hydrological Processes, in press.

Wilks, D.S. and Wilby, R.L., 1999: 'The weather generation game: a review of stochastic weather models', Progress in Physical Geography, 23, 329-357.

Xoplaki, E., Luterbacher, J., Patrikas, I. et Maheras, P., 1998: 'Les précipitations hivernales en Grèce et leurs relations avec la circulation atmosphérique à grande échelle au niveau de 500 hPa', Publication AIC, 11, 374-382.

Xoplaki, E., Luterbacher, J., Burkard, R., Patrikas, I. et Maheras, P., 1999: 'Connection between the large scale 500 hPa geopotential height fields and precipitation over Greece during winter time', Climate Research, 14, 129-146.

Last updated: November 2002