Hailstorm Characteristics Over the Area of Central Macedonia During the Period 1998–2008

  • E. Sfiri
  • T. Karacostas
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)


The objective of this study is the analysis of the mesoscale thermodynamic characteristics of the hailstorms, which occurred over the region of Central Macedonia, where the National Hail Suppression Program is applied, during the period 1998–2008, except for the year 2003. The data used are derived through the C-band weather radar at Filyro and from the representative soundings of the synoptic station of Thessaloniki. The frequency of hailstorms’ occurrence, their movement, intensity and the maximum development are studied. The radar data are analyzed and studied through the software TITAN (Thunderstorm Identification, Tracking, Analysis, and Nowcasting), for the period 2006–2008.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Meteorology and Climatology, School of GeologyAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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