Some Potential Errors in the Identification of Hail Swaths and Seeded Storms

Authors

  • José L Sánchez Labritorío de Física de la Atmósfera Universidad de León
  • Roberto Fraile Labritorío de Física de la Atmósfera Universidad de León
  • Amaya Castro Labritorío de Física de la Atmósfera Universidad de León
  • María T de la Fuente Labritorío de Física de la Atmósfera Universidad de León
  • José L Marcos Labritorío de Física de la Atmósfera Universidad de León

Abstract

In many hail supression projects currently under development in western Europe, ground generator networks are deployed.  The plumes of AgI emitted by these, containing hgh concentrations of ice nuclei, follow the wind trajectory.  When an evaluation of the Project needs to be made, it is essential to be able to determine whether storms which gave rise to hailfalls were seeded or not, and to establish the exact extent of the zones affected.  In this study, a discussion will be made of the criteria which need to be applied in order to avoid errors in the evaluation of seeded and non-seeded thunderstorm samples.

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