Journal cover Journal topic
Advances in Geosciences An open-access journal for refereed proceedings and special publications
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • CiteScore value: 1.68 CiteScore
    1.68
  • SNIP value: 0.913 SNIP 0.913
  • SJR value: 0.651 SJR 0.651
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 34 Scimago H
    index 34
  • h5-index value: 13 h5-index 13
Volume 7
Adv. Geosci., 7, 147-151, 2006
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-7-147-2006
© Author(s) 2006. This work is licensed under
the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.
Adv. Geosci., 7, 147-151, 2006
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-7-147-2006
© Author(s) 2006. This work is licensed under
the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.

  20 Feb 2006

20 Feb 2006

Kinematic characteristics of hailstorms in Northern Greece

D. V. Foris1, T. S. Karacostas2, A. A. Flocas2, and T. I. Makrogiannis2 D. V. Foris et al.
  • 1Meteorological Applications Center, Greek Agricultural Insurance Organization (EL.G.A.), "Macedonia" Airport, 551 03 Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, School of Geology, Department of Meteorology and Climatology, 540 06 Thessaloniki, Greece

Abstract. The purpose of this study is the analysis of radar data, digitally recorded, during an operational hail suppression program in the region of Central Macedonia, Greece, for the warm period of the years 1997–2001. Kinematic characteristics, such as lifetime and distance traveled by hailstorms, as well as direction of motion and speed, have been related to type of storms and season. It has been found that singlecells are short-lived and travel short distances, while multicells are long-lived and travel long distances. On the contrary, their corresponding speed distributions are similar. The deviation of the direction of motion from mean wind is smaller for singlecells than for multicells. September and July exhibit the maximum and minimum average storm speeds as a direct implication of synoptic disturbances passage and convection, prevailing respectively. Finally, storms overcoming orographic barriers decelerate in general on the windward side and accelerate on the lee side of mountains.

Download
Citation
Share