Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 61–76, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-61-2017
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 61–76, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-61-2017

Research article 23 Jan 2017

Research article | 23 Jan 2017

Improvement of RAMS precipitation forecast at the short-range through lightning data assimilation

Stefano Federico et al.

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The motivation of this study is to use lightning observations to improve the precipitation forecast at the short range (3 h). For this purpose 20 case studies, occurring in fall 2012, were analyzed using a meteorological model, whose set-up is applicable in real-time weather forecasting. Lightning observations were provided by the LINET network. Results show a systematic improvement of the 3 h precipitation forecast when lightning observations are used.
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