Are EARS-IASI L2 useful for nowcasting sting jets?


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.

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