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by Rigo, T. and Llasat, M.C.
Abstract:
The main goal of the present paper is to propose some new criteria that will improve the diagnosis for hail at the surface in real-time, so that they can be applied to surveillance tasks and for nowcasting purposes. The criteria are based on a better knowledge of convective cells that produce hail during their life cycle and better distinguishing between these cells and cells that do not produce hail on the surface. The work focused on a region in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, selecting hail events that occurred in the 2004–2012 period and using the information provided by the Meteorological Service of Catalonia's weather radar network. The methodology deals with the analysis of the level of reflectivity associated with the maximum values, which can be considered as the core of the convective vertical development. The chosen radar parameters are operative and they take into consideration the following: the reflectivity, the vertically integrated liquid, the highest altitude at which radar echoes have been observed over a determined reflectivity threshold, as well as the direction and the duration of the convective cells. This work aims to complement all the previous work carried out by different authors, in order to better identify hail in the chosen region.
Reference:
Rigo, T. and Llasat, M.C., 2016: Forecasting hailfall using parameters for convective cells identified by radarAtmospheric Research, 169, 366-376.
Bibtex Entry:
@Article{Rigo2016,
  Title                    = {Forecasting hailfall using parameters for convective cells identified by radar},
  Author                   = {Rigo, T. and Llasat, M.C.},
  Journal                  = {Atmospheric Research},
  Year                     = {2016},

  Month                    = {March},
  Number                   = {Part A},
  Pages                    = {366-376},
  Volume                   = {169},

  Abstract                 = {The main goal of the present paper is to propose some new criteria that will improve the diagnosis for hail at the surface in real-time, so that they can be applied to surveillance tasks and for nowcasting purposes. The criteria are based on a better knowledge of convective cells that produce hail during their life cycle and better distinguishing between these cells and cells that do not produce hail on the surface. The work focused on a region in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, selecting hail events that occurred in the 2004–2012 period and using the information provided by the Meteorological Service of Catalonia's weather radar network. The methodology deals with the analysis of the level of reflectivity associated with the maximum values, which can be considered as the core of the convective vertical development. The chosen radar parameters are operative and they take into consideration the following: the reflectivity, the vertically integrated liquid, the highest altitude at which radar echoes have been observed over a determined reflectivity threshold, as well as the direction and the duration of the convective cells. This work aims to complement all the previous work carried out by different authors, in order to better identify hail in the chosen region.},
  Copublication            = {2: 2 Es},
  Doi                      = {10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.10.021},
  Keywords                 = {Hail diagnosis; Life cycle; Storm tracking; C-Band radar; Northeast Iberian Peninsula;},
  Owner                    = {hymexw},
  Timestamp                = {2018.08.28},
  Url                      = {https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.10.021}
}