Euro Windstorm Historical Catalogue (4km) - Met Office

Euro Windstorm Historical Catalogue: • 4-km resolution captures the effects of topography and land use, providing a detailed insight into loss. • Large number of storms gives insight into event frequency. • Wide domain covers 24 countries across Europe. • Combination of model skill and observations gives confidence in the veracity of the event. • Tracks show the path of the storm. • Available as a complete catalogue or in subsets according to research need.

Most damaging windstorms in Europe are extra-tropical cyclones: synoptic-scale (~1000 km) low-pressure systems which grow from unstable frontal waves. In order for these systems to grow, a strong north-south temperature gradient and a strongly baroclinic atmosphere are needed. During the months of October to March the north Atlantic Ocean satisfies these conditions, generating extra-tropical cyclones which travel eastwards towards Europe.

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Author Met office
Last Updated July 14, 2017, 08:02 (Etc/UTC)
Created June 4, 2017, 09:04 (Etc/UTC)
Origin Places Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe

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