Comparison of the Hailstorm Characteristics between Two Different Areas in Greece

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  • Evangelos Tsagalidis Hellenic Agricultural Insurance Organization Meteorological Applications Centre Applications and Development Department
  • Eleni Chatzi Hellenic Agricultural Insurance Organization Meteorological Applications Centre Applications and Development Department
  • Dimitra Boucouvala Hellenic Agricultural Insurance Organization Meteorological Applications Centre Applications and Development Department

Abstract

The Greek National Hail Suppression Program using airborne seeding is applied in Central Macedonia and Thessaly in the period April to September, covering an area of 5,000 square kilometers. In the present study, the storm characteristics of the two protected target areas, during the period April to August 2005, are described and are compared. The analysis utilizes radar data recorded by the TITAN system. The results will contribute tothe knowledge of the storms in the area.

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