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New methods for accurate forecasting of hazardous convective storms

New methods for accurate forecasting of hazardous convective storms

A doctoral dissertation at the Finnish Meteorological Institute presents new methods for the identification of strong convective storms as well as for accurate short-term forecasting of storms. The new methods may in future help reduce the extensive damage caused by storms every year.

Further information

Researcher Pekka Rossi, FMI, firstname.lastname@fmi.fi, tel. +358 50 366 4029

Rossi, Pekka: Object-Oriented Analysis and Nowcasting of Convective Storms in Finland. Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS, 164/2015. Aalto University, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation. ISBN 978-952-60-6441-3.


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