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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 61-76, 2017
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Research article
23 Jan 2017
Improvement of RAMS precipitation forecast at the short-range through lightning data assimilation
Stefano Federico et al.
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Recommendation: Minor Revisions', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Answers to the reviewer #1 comments.', Stefano Federico, 02 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
RC2: 'Review of manuscript NHESS-2016-291', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Answer to the reviewer 2 comments.', Stefano Federico, 21 Nov 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (21 Dec 2016) by Ricardo Trigo  
AR by Stefano Federico on behalf of the Authors (26 Dec 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Dec 2016) by Ricardo Trigo  
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Short summary
The motivation of this study is to use lightning observations to improve the precipitation forecast at the short range (3 h). For this purpose 20 case studies, occurring in fall 2012, were analyzed using a meteorological model, whose set-up is applicable in real-time weather forecasting. Lightning observations were provided by the LINET network. Results show a systematic improvement of the 3 h precipitation forecast when lightning observations are used.
The motivation of this study is to use lightning observations to improve the precipitation...