Convective Lines

30 Minutes

Wilfried Jacobs

Convective Lines

Published: 27 July 2012

Convective lines in connection with intense cyclogenesis hit Middle and Western Europe almost every winter season. These lines move very quickly and are often connected with thunderstorms, heavy gusts and graupel or even hail. In this presentation the related conceptual model and the preconvective environment will be explained. Based upon different satellite products and additional data two examples will be discussed.

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convective lines, thunderstorms, fronts, split front, soundings