Ivana Stiperski

Dr. Ivana Stiperski

Full Professor
 Atmospheric Turbulence


  +43 512 507-54454

  Room 60821

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Boundary layers in complex terrain
  • Scale interactions
  • Mountain meteorology
  • Downslope windstorms, boundary layer separation and atmospheric rotors
  • Thermally driven circulations
  • Convection
  • Expedition forecasting



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Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Goger, B.; Stiperski, I.; Nicholson, L.; Sauter, T. (2022): Large-eddy Simulations of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer over an Alpine Glacier: Impact of Synoptic Flow Direction and Governing Processes.
    In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 148/744, pp. 1319 - 1343. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Babić, N.; Stiperski, I.; Marinović, I.; Večenaj, Ž.; De Wekker, S. F. J. (2021): Examining relationships between entrainment-driven scalar dissimilarity and surface energy balance underclosure in a semiarid valley.
    In: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 298-299, No. 108272. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Chambers, J.R.; Smith, M.W.; Smith, T.; Sailer, R.; Quincey, D.J.; Carrivick, J.L.; Nicholson, L.; Mertes, J.; Stiperski, I.; James, M.R. (2021): Correcting for systematic underestimation of topographic glacier aerodynamic roughness values from Hintereisferner, Austria.
    In: Frontiers in Earth Science 9, p. 691195. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Stiperski, I.; Katul, G. G.; Calaf, M., (2021): Universal Return to Isotropy of Inhomogeneous Atmospheric Boundary Layer Turbulence.
    In: Physical Review Letters 126/19, Nr. 194501. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Stiperski, Ivana; Chamecki, M.; Calaf., M, (2021): Anisotropy of Unstably Stratified Near-Surface Turbulence.
    In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology 180, pp. 363 - 384. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Cuxart, J.; Martínez‐Villagrasa, D.; Stiperski, I. (2020): Validation of a simple diagnostic relationship for downslope flows.
    In: Atmospheric Science Letters 21/5, No. e965. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Mott, R.; Stiperski, I.; Nicholson, L. (2020): Spatio-temporal flow variations driving heat exchange processes at a mountain glacier.
    In: The Cryosphere 14/12, pp. 4699 - 4718. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Nicholson, L.; Stiperski, I. (2020): Comparison of turbulent structures and energy fluxes over exposed and debris-covered glacier ice.
    In: Journal of Glaciology 66/258, pp. 543 - 555. (Full-text) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Smith, S.; Smith, M.; Chambers, J.; Sailer, R.; Nicholson, L.; Mertes, J.; Quincey, D.; Carrivick, J.; Stiperski, I. (2020): A scale-dependent model to represent changing aerodynamic roughness of ablating glacier ice.
    In: Journal of Glaciology 66/260, pp. 950 - 964. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Stiperski, I.; Holtslag, A. A. M.; Lehner, M.; Hoch, S.; Whiteman, C. D. (2020): On the turbulence structure of deep katabatic flows on a shallow mesoscale slope.
    In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 146/728, pp. 1206 - 1231. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Goger, B.; Rotach, M.; Gohm, A.; Stiperski, I.; Fuhrer, O.; de Morsier, Guy (2019): A New Horizontal Length Scale for a Three-dimensional Turbulence Parameterization in Meso-scale Atmospheric Modeling over Highly Complex Terrain.
    In: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 58/9, pp. 2087 - 2102. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Stiperski, I.; Calaf, M.; Rotach, M. W. (2019): Scaling, Anisotropy, and Complexity in Near‐Surface Atmospheric Turbulence.
    In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 124/3, pp. 1428 - 1448. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Vercauteren, Nikki; Boyko, Vyacheslav; Faranda, Davide; Stiperski, Ivana (2019): Scale interactions and anisotropy in stable boundary layers.
    In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 145/722, pp. 1799 - 1813. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Goger, B.; Rotach, M.W.; Gohm, A.; Fuhrer, O.; Stiperski, I.; Holtslag, A. (2018): The Impact of Three-Dimensional Effects on the Simulation of Turbulence Kinetic Energy in a Major Alpine Valley.
    In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology 168/1, pp. 1 - 27. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Mayr, G.; Plavcan, D.; Armi, L.; Elvidge, A.; Grisogono, B.; Horvath, K.; Jachson, P.; Neururer, A.; Seibert, P.; Steenburgh, J.W.; Stiperski, I.; Sturman, A.; Vecenaj, Z; Vergeiner, J.; Vosper, S.; Zängl, G. (2018): The Community Foehn Classification Experiment.
    In: Bulletin Of The American Meteorological Society November 2018, pp. 2229 - 2235. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Sfyri, Eleni; Rotach, Mathias; Stiperski, Ivana; Bosveld, Fred; Lehner, Manuela; Obleitner, Friedrich (2018): Scalar-Flux Similarity in the Layer Near the Surface Over Mountainous Terrain.
    In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology 169/1, pp. 11 - 46. (Full-text) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Stiperski, Ivana; Calaf, Marc (2018): Dependence of near-surface similarity scaling on the anisotropy of atmospheric turbulence.
    In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 144/712, pp. 641 - 657. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Rotach, M. W.; Stiperski, I.; Fuhrer, O.; Goger, B.; Gohm, A.; Obleitner, F.; Rau, G.; Sfyri, E.; Vergeiner, J. (2017): Investigating Exchange Processes over Complex Topography: the Innsbruck-Box (i-Box).
    In: Bulletin Of The American Meteorological Society 98/4, pp. 787 - 805. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Sachsperger, J.; Serafin, S.; Grubišić, V.; Stiperski, I.; Paci, A. (2017): The amplitude of lee waves on the boundary-layer inversion.
    In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 143/702, pp. 27 - 36. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Stiperski, I.; Serafin, S.; Paci, A.; Ágústsson, H.; Belleudy, A.; Calmer, R.; Horvath, K.; Knigge, Ch.; Sachsperger, J.; Strauss, L.; Grubišić, V. (2017): Water Tank Experiments on Stratified Flow over Double Mountain-Shaped Obstacles at High-Reynolds Number.
    In: Atmosphere 8/1, No. 13. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Stiperski, I.; Rotach, M. W. (2016): On the Measurement of Turbulence Over Complex Mountainous Terrain.
    In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology 159/1, pp. 97 - 121. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Massaro, G.; Stiperski, I.; Pospichal, B.; Rotach, M. W. (2015): Accuracy of retrieving temperature and humidity profiles by ground-based microwave radiometry in truly complex terrain.
    In: Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 8/8, pp. 3355 - 3367. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Stiperski, Ivana; Ivančan-Picek, Branka; Grubišić, Vanda; Bajić, Alica (2012): Complex bora flow in the lee of Southern Velebit.
    In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 138/667, pp. 1490 - 1506. (DOI)

Journal Article (Review)
  • Serafin, S.; Adler, B.; Cuxart, J.; De Wekker, S.F.J.; Gohm, A.; Grisogono, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Kirschbaum, D.J.; Rotach, M.; Schmidli, J.; Stiperski, I.; Vecenaj, Z.; Zardi, D. (2018): Exchange Processes in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Over Mountainous Terrain.
    In: Atmosphere 9/3, No. 102. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Rotach, M. W.; Gohm, A.; Lang, M. N.; Leukauf, D; Stiperski, I; Wagner, J. S. (2015): On the vertical exchange of heat, mass and momentum over complex, mountainous terrain.
    In: Frontiers in Earth Science 3, Nr. 76. (DOI) (Web link)

Journal Article (Editorial)
  • Teixeira, M.A.C.; Kirshbaum, D.J.; Ólafsson, H.; Sheridan, P.F.; Stiperski, I. (2016): Editorial: The Atmosphere over Mountainous Regions.
    In: Frontiers in Earth Science 4, Article 84. (DOI)

Journal Article (Correction: Self-Correction)
  • Stiperski, I.; Rotach, M. W. (2016): Erratum to: On the Measurement of Turbulence Over Complex Mountainous Terrain.
    In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology 161, No. 223. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Full Paper)
  • Schumacher, B.; Katurji, M.; Zhang, J.; Stiperski, I.; Dunker, C (2019): Evolution of micrometeorological observations: Instantaneous spatial and temporal surface wind velocity from thermal image processing.
    In: 15th International Conference on GeoComputation, Queenstown, New Zealand 18-21 September 2019, Proceedings. Auckland: University of Auckland., pp. 1 - 23. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Goger, B.; Rotach, M.; Gohm, A.; Stiperski, I.; Fuhrer, O. (2016): Current challenges for numerical weather prediction in complex terrain: Topography representation and parameterizations.
    In: 2016 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS). Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press., pp. 890 - 894. (DOI) (Web link)

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