Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Research article
01 Jul 2020
Research article |  | 01 Jul 2020

Ambient conditions prevailing during hail events in central Europe

Michael Kunz, Jan Wandel, Elody Fluck, Sven Baumstark, Susanna Mohr, and Sebastian Schemm


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (28 Mar 2020) by Vassiliki Kotroni
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (13 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 May 2020) by Vassiliki Kotroni
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 May 2020)
ED: Publish as is (02 Jun 2020) by Vassiliki Kotroni
Short summary
Severe convective storms are major loss drivers across Europe. We reconstructed several thousand storm tracks from radar reflectivity over a 10-year period for parts of Europe. The tracks were additionally combined with hail reports, reanalysis data, and front detections based on ERA-Interim (ECMWF Reanalysis). It is found that frontal hailstorms on average produce larger hailstones and have longer tracks and that wind shear is important not only for the hail diameter but also for track length.
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