Articles | Volume 26, issue 3
Review article
09 Feb 2022
Review article |  | 09 Feb 2022

Dynamical forcings in heavy precipitation events over Italy: lessons from the HyMeX SOP1 campaign

Mario Marcello Miglietta and Silvio Davolio

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The main results emerging from the HyMeX SOP1 campaign and in the subsequent research activity in three Italian target areas are highlighted through conceptual models and through the identification of the relevant mesoscale environmental characteristics conducive to heavy rain events.