Manuela Lehner

Manuela Lehner, PhD

Post Doc
Atmospheric Dynamics


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  Room 6DG20

Curriculum Vitae

  Download CV_MLehner_2020.pdf (81.8 KB)

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric boundary layer in complex terrain
  • Mountain meteorology
  • Flow past orography
  • Thermally driven flows
  • Numerical modeling





Monograph, Scientific
  • Serafin, S.; Rotach, M.W.; Arpagaus, M.; Colfescu, I.; Cuxart, J.; De Wekker, S.F.J.; Evans, M.; Grubisic, V.; Kalthoff, N.; Karl, T.; Kirshbaum, D.J.; Lehner, M.; Mobbs, S.; Paci, A.; Palazzi, E.; Raudzens, Bailey A.; Schmidli, J.; Wohlfahrt, G.; Zardi, D. (2020): Multi-scale transport and exchange processes in the atmosphere over mountains. Programme and experiment. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP). ISBN 978-3-99106-003-1. (Full-text) (DOI)

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Adler, Bianca; Gohm, Alexander; Kalthoff, Norbert; Babic, Nevio; Corsmeier, Ulrich; Lehner, Manuela; Rotach, Mathias W.; Haid, Maren; Markmann, Piet; Gast, Eckhard; Tsaknakis, George; Georgoussis, George (early view): CROSSINN - a field experiment to study the three-dimensional flow structure in the Inn Valley, Austria.
    In: Bulletin Of The American Meteorological Society. (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)

  • Lehner, Manuela; Rotach, Mathias W.; Obleitner, Friedrich (2019): A method to identify synoptically undisturbed, clear-sky conditions for valley-wind analysis.
    In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology 173/3, pp. 435 - 450. (Full-text) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Lehner, Manuela; Whiteman, C. David; Hoch, Sebastian W.; Adler, Bianca; Kalthoff, Norbert (2019): Flow separation in the lee of a crater rim.
    In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology 173/2, pp. 263 - 287. (Full-text) (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)

  • Whiteman, David C.; Lehner, Manuela; Hoch, Sebastian W.; Adler, Bianca; Kalthoff, Norbert; Haiden, Thomas (2018): Katabatically Driven Cold Air Intrusions into a Basin Atmosphere.
    In: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 57, pp. 435 - 455. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Whiteman, David C.; Lehner, Manuela; Hoch, Sebastian W.; Adler, Bianca; Kalthoff, Norbert; Vogt, Roland; Feigenwinter, Iris; Haiden, Thomas; Hills, Matthew O. G. (2018): The Nocturnal Evolution of Atmospheric Structure in a Basin as a Larger-Scale Katabatic Flow Is Lifted over Its Rim.
    In: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 57, pp. 969 - 989. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Lehner, M.; Whiteman, C.D.; Dorninger, M. (2017): Inversion Build-Up and Cold-Air Outflow in a Small Alpine Sinkhole.
    In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology 163/3, pp. 497 - 522. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Lehner, M.; Rotunno, R.; Whiteman, D. (2016): Flow regimes over a basin induced by upstream katabatic flows - An idealized modeling study.
    In: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 73, pp. 3821 - 3842. (DOI) (Web link)

Journal Article (Review)
  • Lehner, Manuela; Rotach, Mathias (2018): Current Challenges in Understanding and Predicting Transport and Exchange in the Atmosphere over Mountainous Terrain.
    In: Atmosphere 9/7, No. 276. (DOI) (Web link)

Journal Article (Meeting-Abstract)
  • Rotach, M. W.; Arpagaus, M.; Cuxart, J.; De Wekker, S. J. F.; Grubisic, V.; Kalthoff, N.; Kirshbaum, D.; Lehner, M.; Mobbs, S.; Paci, A..; Serafin, S.; Zardi, D. (2018): A coordinated effort to investigate Transport and Exchange Processes in the Atmosphere over Mountains-Experiment (TEAMx).
    In: Geophysical Research Abstracts. EGU General Assembly 20, EGU2018-13812. (Web link)

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