publication . Conference object . 2008

Use of the European Severe Weather Database to verify satllite-based storm detection or nowcasting

Dotzek, Nikolai; Forster, Caroline;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Country: Germany
Severe thunderstorms constitute a major weather hazard in Europe, with an estimated total damage of € 5-8 billion each year. Yet a pan-European database of severe weather reports in a homogeneous data format has become available only recently: the European Severe Weather Database (ESWD). We demonstrate the large potential of ESWD applications for storm detection and forecast or nowcasting/warning verification purposes. The study of five warm-season severe weather days in Europe from 2007 and 2008 revealed that up to 47% of the ESWD reports were located exactly within the polygons detected by the Cb-TRAM algorithm for three different stages of deep moist convecti...
free text keywords: Dynamik der Atmosphäre
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