DFL - Event Week 2014

30 Minutes

Jean-Marc Moisselin, Meteo-France

NWC-SAF: Rapid Developing Thunderstorm Product

Published: 24 June 2015

The Rapidly Developing Thunderstorm product provides in object-mode information about significant convective systems. Various attributes describe the convective system: cloud-top temperature and height, overshooting tops, morphological attributes. The product uses the satellite brightness temperature of various channels and optional data like NWP data, lightning data and other NWCSAF products. A nowcast of convective systems is developed for 2016.
A new NWCSAF product (Convection Initiation – the probability of a cloudy pixel to become a thunderstorm) will be developed for 2016.

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NWC-SAF, thunderstorm, tracking, convective initiation