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High impact weather and cyclones simultaneity in Catalonia
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dc.contributor.authorGenovés, Anaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorCampins, Joanes_ES
dc.identifier.citationAdvances in Geosciences. 2007, 12, p. 115-120es_ES
dc.description.abstractTheWesternMediterranean in general and Catalonia in particular are usually affected by high impact weather (HIW) events, mainly heavy rain (HR) and strong wind (SW). The improvement in the understanding and the accurate forecast of such events are major concerns for the meteorologists of the region. In the present study, HR and SW events in Catalonia are cross-referenced with an objective cyclone database for a 9-year period (from June 1995 to May 2004). Results show that in most of the HR events a cyclone is located close to Catalonia, in such a way that the feeding of a moist flow to the affected region was favoured. These cyclones can be either shallow and weak or deep and intense. A simultaneous cyclone also appears to be connected with many SW events. However, other SW events seem to be related to meso-scale circulations and, as a result, not always well captured in the cyclone database. Finally, coincident HR and SW events are analysed. In almost all of such events a deep cyclone is located in the vicinity of Catalonia.es_ES
dc.publisherEuropean Geosciences Uniones_ES
dc.rightsLicencia CC: Reconocimiento CC BYes_ES
dc.subjectHigh impact weatheres_ES
dc.subjectHeavy raines_ES
dc.subjectStrong windes_ES
dc.titleHigh impact weather and cyclones simultaneity in Cataloniaes_ES
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