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New Discussion-Paper

Title: Review article: Natural hazard risk assessments at the global scale

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New Paper

Title: Understanding Hail in the Earth System

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How to understand better atmosphere’s influence on thunderstorm lifetime?

Ongoing research aims to identify meteorological quantities for the improvement of short-term thunderstorm forecasts in cooperation with DWD.

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3rd European Hail Workshop, 16-18 March 2020, Karlsruhe

The IMK-TRO is organizing the next European Hail Workshop in Karlsruhe. Abstract submission (Deadline 29.11.19) and registration (Deadline 31.01.20) is now possible on the workshop website.

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New Paper

Title: Investigation of the temporal variability of thunderstorms in Central and Western Europe and the relation to large‐scale flow and teleconnection patterns

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Hail - A risk factor that can finally be quantified

Report on our hail research in the current REKLIM anniversary magazine

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Exceptional severe thunderstorms with large hailstones in June 2019

In June 2019, several severe thunderstorms associated with hail, heavy precipitation and severe wind gusts caused considerable damage in Germany.

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New Paper

Title: Relationship between atmospheric blocking and warm‐season thunderstorms over western and central Europe

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Can satellites detect hail?

Weather satellites have been observing most continents for quite some time. But can you detect hail? In fact, heavy thunderstorms can be seen quite clearly in infrared images such as those from geostationary Meteosat satellites. Read more in a new ESKP article (In German).

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Hail hotspots in the southwest and in the lee of mountains

Manuel Schmidberger in conversation with Deutschlandfunk:
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DFG Collaborative Research Center “Waves to Weather” enters 2nd phase

Consortium with Munich and Mainz focuses on deficiencies and challenges of weather prediction with the aim to improve forecast models.

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Forensic Disaster Analyses of Cyclone IDAI

In March, tropical storm IDAI caused many deaths, injuries and severe damage to buildings, highways and critical infrastructure in South East Africa.

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New papers

Title: One Step at a Time: How Model Time Step Significantly Affects Convection‐Permitting Simulations.
 

Title: Flood-related extreme precipitation in southwestern Germany: development of a two-dimensional stochastic precipitation model

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Severe hail damage in Sydney – an extreme event?

IMK-TRO joined forces with insurance partners to understand Australia hail risk.

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