Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 243–259, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-243-2017
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 243–259, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-243-2017

Research article 22 Feb 2017

Research article | 22 Feb 2017

A method to estimate freezing rain climatology from ERA-Interim reanalysis over Europe

Matti Kämäräinen et al.

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Freezing rain is a high-impact wintertime weather phenomenon. The direct damage it causes to critical infrastructure (transportation, communication and energy) and forestry can be substantial. In this work a method for estimating the occurrence of freezing rain was evaluated and used to derive the climatology. The method was able to accurately reproduce the observed, spatially aggregated annual variability. The highest frequencies of freezing rain were found in eastern and central Europe.
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