Synoptic, Dynamic and Thermodynamic Characteristics of the 10th August 2008 Intensive Storm Over North-Central Greece
The synoptic, dynamic and thermodynamic characteristics of the intensive storm that occurred over the north-central Greece on the 10th August 2008 are studied. The event started as two individual cells that formed over the Vermion mountainous area moved northeastwards and eventually merged into one cell, growing spontaneously and developing very strong storm characteristics. Both cells were seeded before and after merging. The study is based on data derived through: ECMWF gridded analyses, synoptic charts, radiosonde, and mostly on measurements recorded and analyzed by the cell tracker TITAN. Synoptic, dynamic and thermodynamic analysis revealed favourable conditions for storm development over the area. The analysis of storm characteristics obtained from the weather radar depicted in a realistic way an integrated view of the storm triggering, development and dissipation pointing out the importance of weather radars and the powerful tool of the cell tracker TITAN.
KeywordsConvective Available Potential Energy Instability Index Radar Reflectivity Weather Radar Storm Development
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