Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Research article
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17 Feb 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 17 Feb 2021

Radar-based assessment of hail frequency in Europe

Elody Fluck, Michael Kunz, Peter Geissbuehler, and Stefan P. Ritz


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (27 Sep 2020) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by Elody Fluck on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Nov 2020) by Paolo Tarolli
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Dec 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Dec 2020) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by Elody Fluck on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Jan 2021) by Paolo Tarolli
Short summary
Severe convective storms (SCSs) and the related hail events constitute major atmospheric hazards in parts of Europe. In our study, we identified the regions of France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg that were most affected by hail over a 10 year period (2005 to 2014). A cell-tracking algorithm was computed on remote-sensing data to enable the reconstruction of several thousand SCS tracks. The location of hail hotspots will help us understand hail formation and improve hail forecasting.
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