Nowcasting of Thunderstorm Downdraft Winds Using Weather Radar Data
WMO Satellite Skills
Lukas Tüchler presents a method to detect downdrafts from thunderstorms out of Doppler-radar data.
Convective downdrafts are one of the major thunderstorm hazards which lead to frequent damage. But the prediction of these events is a challenge for the forecasters. Can radar data help in the warning of severe convective wind? Some prediction methods to estimate the potential downdraft wind speed from radar data are discussed.