Monitoring Severe Weather in UKRAINE with Satellite Data

  • Oleksiy KryvobokEmail author
  • Mykola Kulbida
  • Ludmila Savchenko
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


Severe weather events associated with deep convection such as flash floods, large hail, damaging winds and even occasional tornadoes are reported every year in Ukraine. There is an increased demand for the assessment of operational strategies for the forecasting and/or nowcasting of severe convective clouds in this country. The forecast of the location of severe convective clouds in advance of their formation is possible with the use of remote sensing techniques such as radar and/or satellite. Ukraine currently has a few EUMETCast stations in the different parts of the country which provide real-time geostationary Meteosat Second Generation satellite images. An experience in the use of Meteosat for detection and tracking of severe convective clouds is discussed.


MSG Satellite images RGB images Severe convective clouds 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleksiy Kryvobok
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mykola Kulbida
    • 2
  • Ludmila Savchenko
    • 2
  1. 1.Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Research InstituteKyivUkraine
  2. 2.Ukrainian Hydrometeorological CentreKyivUkraine

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