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Tornadoes and waterspouts in Catalonia (1950–2009)
Title: Tornadoes and waterspouts in Catalonia (1950–2009)
Authors: Gayá, MiguelLlasat, María del CarmenArús Dumenjo, JoanAutor AEMET
Keywords: Tornadoes; Waterspouts; Mangas de agua; Tornados
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: European Geosciences Union
Citation: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 2011, 11(7), p. 1875-1883
Publisher version: https://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-11-1875-2011
Abstract: This paper presents a preliminary climatology of tornadoes and waterspouts in Catalonia (NE Iberian Peninsula). A database spanning 60 yr (1950–2009) has been developed on the basis of information collected from various sources such as weather reports, insurance companies, newspapers and damage surveys. This database has been subjected to a rigorous validation process, and the climatology describes its main features: timing, spatial pattern, and trends in the tornado and waterspout distribution. Results show the highest concentration of tornadoes from August to October, the highest density in the heavily populated coastal areas and a growing positive trend that is likely more closely linked to an increase in observation and perception rather than a real climatic trend.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11765/1308
ISSN: 1561-8633
1684-9981
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