Peer-reviewed journal articles

Submitted or in preparation 

1. Brâcuș, M, D.M. Schultz, B. Antonescu, C. Dearden, and S. Ștefan, 2019: Origin of Strong Winds in an Explosive Mediterranean Extratropical Cyclone. Monthly Weather Review, in revision.

2. Antonescu, B., D.M. Schultz, H.M.A. Ricketts, and D. Ene, 2019: Theories on tornado and waterspout formation in ancient Greece and Rome. Weather, Climate, and Society, in preparation.

3. Fairman Jr., J. G., B. Antonescu, D. M. Schultz, and T. Púčik, 2019: Hindcasting the first tornado warning in Europe. Weather and Forecasting, in revision.

4. Antonescu, B., H. Ricketts, C. Dearden, D. M. Schultz, and G. Vaughan, 2019: A Climatology of Moist Absolutely Unstable Layers for Europe. Monthly Weather Review, in preparation.

5. Sargent, R. J., B. Antonescu, and D.M. Schultz, 2019: Twitterstorm: Relating Tweets About Hail to Reports of Hail in the United States and Europe. Weather, Climate, and Society, in preparation.


Published or in press 

19. Fragkos, K., B. Antonescu, D.M. Giles, E. Ene, M. Boldeanu, G.A. Efstathiou, L. Belegante, and D. Nicolae, : Assessment of the total precipitable water from a sun photometer, microwave radiometer and radiosondes at a continental site in southeastern Europe, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1979–1997,, 2019.[AMT][PDF]

18. Cârstea, E., K. Fragkos, N. Siomos, B. Antonescu, and L. Belegante, 2019: Columnar aerosol measurements in a continental southeastern Europe site: Climatology and trends. Theoretical and Applied Climatology,

17. Antonescu, B., Hugo M. A. Ricketts and D. M. Schultz, 2018: 100 Years Later: Reflecting on Alfred Wegener's Contributions to Tornado Research in Europe. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, early online release.

16. Nicolae, D., J. Vasilescu, C. Talianu, I. Binietoglou, V. Nicolae, S. Andrei, and B. Antonescu, 2018: A neural network aerosol-typing algorithm based on lidar data. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14511–14537 [ACP][PDF].

15. Antonescu, B., J. G. Fairman Jr., and D. M. Schultz, 2017: What's the Worst That Could Happen? Re-examining the 24–25 June 1967 Tornado Outbreak over Western Europe. Weather, Climate, and Society, 10, 323–340. [AMS][PDF]

14. Antonescu, B., and F. Cărbunaru, 2017: Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Fatalities in Romania. Weather, Climate, and Society10, 241–252. [AMS][PDF]

13. Groenemeijer, P., T. Púčik, A. M. Holzer, B. Antonescu, K. Riemann-Campe, D. M. Schultz, T. Kühne, B. Feuerstein, H. E. Brooks, C. A. Doswell III. H.-J. Koppert, and R. Sausen, 2017: Severe Convective Storms in Europe: Ten Years of Research at the European Severe Storms Laboratory. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 2641–2651. [AMS][PDF] (4)

12. Vaughan, G., B. Antonescu, D. M. Schultz, and C. Dearden, 2017: Invigoration and Capping of a Convective Rainband Ahead of a Potential Vorticity Anomaly. Mon. Wea. Rev., 145, 2093–2117. [AMS][PDF]

11. Antonescu, B., D. M. Schultz, A. Holzer, and P. Groenemeijer, 2017: Tornadoes in Europe: An Underestimated Threat. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 713–728. [AMS][PDF] (4+1)

10. Antonescu, B., D. M. Schultz, F. Lomas and T. Kühne, 2016: Tornadoes in Europe: Synthesis of the observational datasets. Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 2445–2480. [AMS][open access] (11 + 2)

9. Antonescu, B. and A. Bell, 2014: Tornadoes in Romania. Mon. Wea. Rev.143, 689–701.[AMS][open access][Google Scholar] (4+2)

8. Vaughan, G.,J. Methven, D. Anderson, B. Antonescu, L. Baker, T. P. Baker, S. P. Ballard, K. N. Bower, P. R. A. Brown, J. Chagnon, T. W. Choularton, J. Chylik, P. J. Connolly, P. A. Cook, R. J. Cotton, J. Crosier, C. Dearden, J. R. Dorsey, T. H. A. Frame, M. W. Gallagher, M. Goodliff, S. L. Gray, B. J. Harvey, P. Knippertz, H. W. Lean, D. Li, G. Lloyd, O. Martínez–Alvarado, J. Nicol, J. Norris, E. Öström, J. Owen, D. J. Parker, R. S. Plant, I. A. Renfrew, N. M. Roberts, P. Rosenberg, A. C. Rudd, D. M. Schultz, J. P. Taylor, T. Trzeciak, R. Tubbs, A. K. Vance, P. J. van Leeuwen, A. Wellpott, A. Woolley, 2014: Cloud Banding and Winds in Intense European Cyclones: Results from the DIAMET Project. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96249–265. [AMS][Google Scholar] (19)

7. Schultz, D. M., B. Antonescu, and A. Chiariello, 2014: Searching for the Elusive Cold-Type Occluded Front. Mon. Wea. Rev. 142, 2565–2570. [AMS][Google Scholar] (3)

6. Antonescu, B., G. Vaughan, and D. M. Schultz, 2013: A five-year radar-based climatology of tropopause folds and deep convection over Wales, United Kingdom. Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 1693–1707. [AMS] [PDF][Google Scholar] (7)

5. Antonescu, B., S. Burcea, and A. Tanase, 2013: Forecasting the onset of cloud-to-ground  lightning using radar and upper-air data in Romania. Int. J. Climatol., 33, 1579–1584. [Abstract][Google Scholar] (3)

4. Burcea, S., S. Cheval, A. Dumitrescu, B. Antonescu, A. Bell, and T. Breza, 2012: Comparison between radar estimated rain gauge measured precipitation in the Moldavian Plateau. Environ. Eng. Manag. J., 4, 723–731. [Abstract][Google Scholar] (2)

3. Antonescu, B., and S. Stefan, 2011: The urban effect on the cloud-to-ground lightning activity in the Bucharest area. Romanian Reports in Physics, 63, 535–542. [PDF] (1)

2. Antonescu, B., and S. Burcea, 2010: A cloud-to-ground lightning climatology for Romania. Mon. Wea. Rev., 138, 579–591. [AMS] [PDF][Google Scholar] (32)

1. Zoccatelli, D., M. Borga, F. Zanon, B. Antonescu, and G. Stancalie, 2010: Which rainfall spatial information for flash flood response modelling? A numerical investigation based on data from the Carpathian range, Romania. J. Hydrol., 394, 148–161. [Abstract][Google Scholar] (42)