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Intense storms in the Mediterranean: a first description from the ERA-40 perspective
Title: Intense storms in the Mediterranean: a first description from the ERA-40 perspective
Authors: Genovés, AnaAutor AEMETCampins, Joan ORCID RESEARCHERID Autor AEMETJansà Clar, AgustíAutor AEMET
Keywords: Mediterranean cyclones; ERA-40; Cyclones circulation
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: European Geosciences Union
Citation: Advances in Geosciences. 2006, 7, p. 163-168
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Abstract: The study of the Mediterranean cyclones from a climatological point of view has been one of the objectives of the first phase of WMO WWRP MEDEX (MEDiterranean EXperiment) project. It has been revealing itself like a good procedure for extracting conclusions about their characteristics and behaviour. The implementation on ECMWF ERA-40 reanalysis of the method for detecting and tracking the cyclones developed at the Centro Meteorológico Territorial (CMT) in Illes Balears of the Instituto Nacional de Meteorología (INM, Spain) has allowed the selection of the most intense storms occurred for the last 45 years. This selection has been based on the value of the cyclones' circulation. The areas of maximum intensification for those cyclones have been obtained and the existence of preferential zones of intensification has been verified. Finally a first sight of those cases has allowed to initiate the check up of the ability of the ERA-40 re-analyses for reproducing these intense Mediterranean storms.
ISSN: 1680-7340
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