A new record for snowfall within 24 hours was measured in Finland on 8 January 2016 when 73 cm of snow fell in less than 24 hours in Merikarvia.
Such sea-effect snowfall situations may cause serious problems for transport and power lines in coastal areas. Predicting and understanding them better is therefore important for humanity.
Researcher Anna Luomaranta, email@example.com
Researcher Kirsti Jylhä, firstname.lastname@example.org
Olsson, T., Perttula, T., Jylhä, K., and Luomaranta, A.: Intense sea-effect snowfall case on the western coast of Finland, Adv. Sci. Res., 14, 231-239 https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-14-231-2017, 2017.
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