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Identification of the development mechanisms of an explosive cyclone in the central Mediterranean with the aid of the MSG satellite images

John Kouroutzoglou, Helena A Flocas, Maria Hatzaki, Kevin Keay, Ian Simmonds, Anastasios Mavroudis, DG Hadjimitsis (ed.), K Themistocleous (ed.), S Michaelides (ed.), G Papadavid (ed.)

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REMOTE SENSING AND GEOINFORMATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT (RSCY2013) | SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING | Published : 2013

Abstract

The development mechanisms of an explosive cyclone over Central Mediterranean are examined, by relating the cloud patterns in the infrared, water vapour and visible channels of the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellite images, to the surface-upper air operational analyses and thermodynamic parameters, including potential and geostrophic vorticity analyses, potential and equivalent potential temperature, static stability and thermal heat fluxes. The specific case study derived from an updated climatology of Mediterranean explosive cyclones for the 2002-2010 period, being performed with the aid of the University of Melbourne Cyclone Tracking scheme (MS algorithm) and ERA-INTERIM datasets...

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