Study on the Convection Initiation product and satellite-derived environmental parameters during convective events

In the framework of a EUMETSAT Scientific Study, colleagues from the Hungarian Meteorological Service OMSZ and EUMETSAT have studied the Convective Initiation product and satellite derived environmental parameters (atmospheric water vapour content and instability) for a number of severe and non-severe storm cases.

Mária Putsay, Zsófia Kocsis, Marianne Koenig, André Simon, Ildikó Szenyán and Márta Diószeghy investigated the possibilities to combine the Convection Initiation information with the environmental instability and airmass parameters to further improve the reliability of the product, and to study a possible relationship between the pre-convective environment and later storm severity.

The results can be found in this presentation (ppt).