Case Study

Severe Convection over the Ukraine

09 July 2004

60 Minutes

Jarno Schipper
Alexander Kryvobok

Severe Convection over the Ukraine

Published: 09 July 2004

This case study addresses the formation of a mesoscale convective systems over the Ukraine on 9th and 10th July 2004 associated with heavy rainfall and hail. Cloud top temperatures of up to -70 degrees Celsius were observed. Moreover it should be noted that the Carpathian Mountains played a central role, since the mountain ridge triggered a set of cells.

In this study the development will be observed closely based on satellite imageries and the NWP-field. Since the vertical stratification is essential for the formation of convection, stability indices will be assessed as well.

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Filed under Keywords:

Convection, Hail, Stability Indices, Convection