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Two Case Studies of Severe Storms in the Mediterranean Using Amsu : Volume 12, Issue 12 (27/06/2007)

By Funatsu, B. M.

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Title: Two Case Studies of Severe Storms in the Mediterranean Using Amsu : Volume 12, Issue 12 (27/06/2007)  
Author: Funatsu, B. M.
Volume: Vol. 12, Issue 12
Language: English
Subject: Science, Advances, Geosciences
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
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Claud, C., Chaboureau, J., & Funatsu, B. M. (2007). Two Case Studies of Severe Storms in the Mediterranean Using Amsu : Volume 12, Issue 12 (27/06/2007). Retrieved from

Description: Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique/IPSL, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau CEDEX, France. Mediterranean storms and their associated upper level features are diagnosed here using Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) observations. AMSU-A channel 8 is used to identify upper-level intrusions of stratospheric air, which are often present upstream of heavy precipitating areas, while a combination of AMSU-B channels 3 and 5 is chosen to discriminate moderate to heavily precipitating areas. This precipitation detection method provides results that are in good agreement with TRMM rainfall product and independent ground-based precipitation data. These tools allow us to follow the concomitant evolution of two severe rainfall events in the Mediterranean region and associated upper-level features.

Two case studies of severe storms in the Mediterranean using AMSU

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