Are EARS-IASI L2 useful for nowcasting sting jets?
WMO Satellite Skills
Christian Herold presents case studies in order to give an answer if IASI profiles help predicting sting jets.
Length: 37 minutes.
Strong winds southwest of the centre of a Shapiro-Keyser-Cyclone are often associated with a cold conveyor jet or a sting jet. The sting jet is a strong mesoscale flow with a very high damage potential. It is a huge challenge for NWP and forecasters to predict correctly a sting jet. The question is: Can IASI profiles help us for a better prediction of such mesoscale severe wind events connected with sting jets? Therefore, some case studies will be presented.