Case Study

Summer convection over Central Europe

27 July 2006

120 Minutes

Thomas Lotz
Andre Obregon
Wilfried Jacobs

Summer convection over Central Europe

Published: 27 July 2006

The case study describes the development of severe convection over Germany on 27 July 2006, which took place in the forefront of a cold front and an upper air trough. With the troughs approach the potential unstable warm and moist air over Central Europe was lifted. Supported by solar isolation, single cells and multi cells as well as super cells developed over eastern France and Germany, finally forming a north-south oriented squall line. Heavy precipitation of up to 30 mm/h and gusts of up to Beaufort 10 were registered.

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Filed under Keywords:

Convection, Cold Front, Stability Indices, Supercell, Hail