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Papers with peer review

  • Poelman, D. R., Schulz, W., Pedeboy, S., Campos, L. Z. S., Matsui, M., Hill, D., Saba, M., Hunt, H.: Global ground strike point characteristics in negative downward lightning flashes – part 2: Algorithm validation, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,, under review.
  • Poelman, D. R., Schulz, W., Pedeboy, S., Hill, D., Saba, M., Hunt, H., Schwalt, L., Vergeiner, C., Mata, C., Schumann, C., and Warner, T.: Global ground strike point characteristics in negative downward lightning flashes – part 1: Observations, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.,, under review.
  • Poelman, D. R., Schulz, W. : Comparing lightning observations of the ground-based European lightning location system EUCLID and the space-based Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on the International Space Station (ISS), Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2965–2977,, 2020.
  • Saltikoff, E.; Haase, G.; Delobbe, L.; Gaussiat, N.; Martet, M.; Idziorek, D.; Leijnse, H.; Novák, P.; Lukach, M.; Stephan, K. OPERA the Radar Project. Atmosphere, 2019, 10(6), 320;
  • Delobbe, L., Watlet, A., Wilfert, S., and Van Camp, M.: Exploring the use of underground gravity monitoring to evaluate radar estimates of heavy rainfall, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 93-105,, 2019.
  • Lukach M, Quibus L, Vanhoenacker‐Janvier D, Delobbe L.: Rain attenuation statistics at Ka‐band estimated from weather radar observations in Belgium,  Int J Satell Commun Network.,  2018; 36:528–541.
  • Liechti, F., Aschwanden, J., Blew, J., Boos, M., Brabant, R., Dokter, A. M., Kosarev, V., Lukach, M., Maruri, M., Reyniers, M., Schekler, I., Schmaljohann, H., Schmid, B., Weisshaupt, N. and Sapir, N., 2018, Cross‐calibration of different radar systems for monitoring nocturnal bird migration across Europe and the Near East. Ecography. doi:10.1111/ecog.04041 
  • Goudenhoofdt, E., Delobbe, L., and Willems, P.: Regional frequency analysis of extreme rainfall in Belgium based on radar estimates, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5385-5399,, 2017.
  • Poelman, D. R., Schulz, W., Kaltenboeck, R., and Delobbe, L.: Analysis of lightning outliers in the EUCLID network, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4561-4572,, 2017.
  • Wang Y., Meirold-Mautner I., Kann A., Šajn Slak A., Simon A., Vivoda J., Bica B., Böcskör E., Brezková L., Dantinger J., Giszterowicz M., Heizler G., Iwanski R., Jachs S., Bernard T., Kršmanc R., Merše J., Micheletti S., Schmid F., Steininger M., Haiden T., Regec A., Buzzi M., Derková M., Kozarić T., Qiu X., Reyniers M., Yang J., Huang Y., Vadislavsky E. (2017), Integrating nowcasting with crisis management and risk prevention in a transnational and interdisciplinary framework, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, in press, doi: 10.1127/metz/2017/0843
  •  Lukach, M., Foresti, L., Giot, O. and Delobbe, L. (2017), Estimating the occurrence and severity of hail based on 10 years of observations from weather radar in Belgium; Met. Apps, 24: 250–259. doi:10.1002/met.1623.
  • Goudenhoofdt, E., and L. Delobbe,  2016: Generation and Verification of Rainfall Estimates from 10-Yr Volumetric Weather Radar Measurements, J. Hydrometeor. , 17, 1223-1242, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0166.1.
  • Poelman, D. R., Schulz, W., Diendorfer, G., and Bernardi, M.: The European lightning location system EUCLID – Part 2: Observations, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 607-616, doi:10.5194/nhess-16-607-2016, 2016.
  • Schulz, W., Diendorfer, G., Pedeboy, S., and Poelman, D. R.: The European lightning location system EUCLID – Part 1: Performance analysis and validation, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 595-605, doi:10.5194/nhess-16-595-2016, 2016.
  • Foresti, L., Reyniers, M., Seed, A., and Delobbe, L., 2016: Development and verification of a stochastic precipitation nowcasting system for urban hydrology in Belgium. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20, 505-527.
  • Van Ootegem, L., Van Herck, K., Creten, T., Verhofstadt, E., Foresti, L., Goudenhoofdt, E., Reyniers, M., Delobbe, L., Murla Tuyls, D. and Willems, P. (2016), Exploring the potential of multivariate depth-damage and rainfall-damage models. J Flood Risk Management. doi:10.1111/jfr3.12284
  • E. Vanneste, P. Weyens, D. R. Poelman, K. Chiers, P. Deprez, and B. Pardon, 2015. Lightning related fatalities in livestock: Veterinary expertise and the added value of lightning location data. The Veterinary Journal, Volume 203, Issue 1, 103-108.
  • Foresti, L.,  and A. Seed, 2014: The effect of flow and orography on the spatial distribution of the very short-term predictability of rainfall from composite radar images. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18, 4671–4686.
  • Poelman Dieter R., 2014: A 10-year study on the characteristics of thunderstorms in Belgium based on cloud-to-ground lightning data. Mon. Wea. Rev., 142, 4839-4849
  • Poelman Dieter R., Honoré F., Anderson G., Pedeboy S., 2013: Comparing a Regional, Subcontinental and Long-range Lightning Location System over the Benelux and France. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 30, 2394-2405
  • Poelman Dieter R., Wolfgang Schulz, and Christian Vergeiner, 2013: Performance Characteristics of Distinct Lightning Detection Networks Covering Belgium. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 30, 942-951
  • Goudenhoofdt, E., and L. Delobbe, 2013: Statistical Characteristics of Convective Storms in Belgium Derived from Volumetric Weather Radar Observations. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 52, 918–934. doi:
  • Brenot, H., Neméghaire, J., Delobbe, L., Clerbaux, N., De Meutter, P., Deckmyn, A., Delcloo, A., Frappez, L., and Van Roozendael, M. 2013: Preliminary signs of the initiation of deep convection by GNSS, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5425-5449, doi:10.5194/acp-13-5425-2013.
  • Van Weverberg, K., N. P. M, van Lipzig,., and L. Delobbe, 2011. Evaluation of moist processes during intense precipitation in km-scale NWP models using remote sensing and in-situ data: impact of microphysics size distribution assumptions. Atmos. Res., 99, 15-38.
  • Mahtour, A., M. El Jarroudi, L. Delobbe, L. Hoffmann, H. Maraite, and B. Tychon, 2011.Site-specific Septoria Leaf Blotch Risk Assessment in Winter Wheat using Weather-Radar Rainfall Estimates, Plant Disease, DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-07-10-0482.
  • Böhme, T., N. Van Lipzig, L. Delobbe, E. Goudenhoofdt, and A. Seifert, 2011: Evaluation of microphysical assumptions of the COSMO model using radar and rain gauge observations. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 20 (2), 133–144.
  • Van Weverberg, K., van Lipzig, N. P. M., Delobbe, L. and Lauwaet, D., 2010. Sensitivity of quantitative precipitation forecast to soil moisture initialization and microphysics parametrization. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 136: 978–996. doi: 10.1002/qj.611.
  • Dokter A., F. Liechti, H. Stark, L. Delobbe, P. Tabary, and I. Holleman, 2010. Bird migration flight altitudes studied by a network of operational weather radars. J.R.Soc.Interface, 2010, doi: 10.1098/rsif.2010.0116.
  • Goudenhoofdt E., Delobbe L., 2009, Evaluation of radar-gauge merging methods for quantitative precipitation estimates, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13, 195--203 (paper).
  • Crewell, S, M. Mech, T. Reinhardt, C. Selbach, H.-D. Betz, E. Brocard, G. Dick, E. O'Connor, J. Fischer, T. Hanisch, T. Hauf, A. Hünerbein, L. Delobbe, A. Mathes, G. Peters, H. Wernli, M. Wiegner, and V. Wulfmeyer, 2008. The general observation period 2007 within the priority program on quantitative precipitation forecasting: Concept and first results. Meteorol. Z., 17, 849-866.
  • Delobbe, L. and I. Holleman, 2006. Uncertainties in radar echo top heights used for hail detection. Meteor. Appl., 13, 361-374.
  • Berne, A., M. ten Heggeler, R. Uijlenhoet, L. Delobbe, Ph. Dierickx, and M. De Wit, 2005. A preliminary investigation of radar rainfall estimation in the Ardennes region. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 5, 267-274.