Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 431–447, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-431-2016
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 431–447, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-431-2016
Research article
11 Feb 2016
Research article | 11 Feb 2016

Seeking key meteorological parameters to better understand Hector

S. Gentile and R. Ferretti

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Twelve Hector events, a storm which develops in northern Australia, are analyzed with the aim of identifying the main meteorological parameters involved in the convective development. The analysis suggests that the strength of convection, defined in terms of vertical velocity, largely contributes to the vertical distribution of hydrometeors.
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