Case Study

Severe Convection over Central and Eastern Europe

29 May 2005

120 Minutes

Jarno Schipper
Veronika Zwatz-Meise

Severe Convection over Central and Eastern Europe

Published: 29 May 2005

In the case study two types of convective development are observed and addressed. At the 30th of May a broad N-S oriented frontal zone is covering Western Europe. On the leading side of this front several convective cells emerge. A further index for frontal intensifications is the dry intrusion which can be detected in the WV imagery can be observed.

Apart from that several cells emerge in Greece and Turkey. The convective development in Greece and Turkey can be characterized as fair weather convection. In this case study it will be shown that both convective developments have similarities but also differences. Based on satellite imageries and derived numerical parameters these differences and similarities will be accentuated. However both weather events were associated with hail and lead to major damages in agriculture.

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Filed under Keywords:

Convection, Dry Intrusion, Hail, Convection