Heavy rain and strong wind events over Spain during HyMeX SOP1

DOI: 10.3369/tethys.2014.11.03

Tethys no. 11 pp.: 25 - 38

Abstract

The most significant characteristics of heavy rain cases, plus some strong wind cases, that affected Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands, as well as some other nearby Spanish regions, during the first experimental campaign (SOP1) of the HyMeX Project are briefly reviewed. Most of these cases correspond to activated intensive observation periods (IOPs) and are documented by an important deployment of extraordinary observation means. The resulting collection of cases can be used for precise verification of high resolution forecast models and their improvement, especially on some specific subjects such as the relation between heavy rain and cyclogenesis.

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