Convection in the Alps


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.


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