Convection in the Alps
WMO Satellite Skills
Liliane Hofer presents alpine pumping as a major mechanism for convection related to orography.
Length: 30 min
Author: Liliane Hofer (ZAMG)
Mountainous regions tend to be the starting point for convective developments due to their elevated heat sources, the topographic amplifying factor or their role as a flow obstacle. In this presentation different synoptic situations and the consequent convection will be analyzed in the Alpine region on the hand of case studies.