Storm Xynthia

30 Minutes

Nuno Moreira

Storm Xynthia

Published: 26 July 2012

In this presentation Nuno Moreira talks about Xynthia, a storm that affected North Atlantic and Europe in the end of February 2010. He focuses on the cyclogenesis process, which fits the classification of a "bomb", and on the remote observations of the storm. This observation does not only cover MSG imagery, but also ASCAT wind data and derived mean sea level pressure estimates. The advantages and disadvantages of using ASCAT wind in nowcasting for this kind of storms is also discussed.

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ASCAT, storm, sea waves, scatterometer, NWP, MetOp-A