DFL - Event Week 2014

30 Minutes

Liliane Hofer, ZAMG

Convection in the Alps

Published: 24 June 2015

Mountainous regions tend to be the starting point for convective developments due to their elevated heat sources, the topographic amplifying factor or their role as a flow obstacle. In this presentation different synoptic situations and the consequent convection will be analyzed in the Alpine region on the hand of case studies.

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Orography, alpine pumping, convection, RADAR, storm tracks