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Tracking and characterisation of thunderstorms in the Piedmont region

keywords CONVECTIVE CLOUDS, METEOROLOGY, METEOROLOGY, RISK MANAGEMENT, RADARMETEOROLOGY

Reference persons ALESSANDRO BATTAGLIA

External reference persons Dr Renzo Bechini, ARPA Piemonte
Dr Antonio Parodi, CIMA Foundation, Savona

Research Groups Applied Electromagnetics, Electromagnetic Modelling and Applications, Radar Engineering, Radar and satellite Meteorology

Thesis type ANALYSIS/SIMULATION

Description The forecasting of convective storms is a fundamental issue in numerical weather prediction models; better understanding deep convective storms becomes even more paramount in a warming climate with extreme weather events becoming more and more frequent. The use of radar to construct three-dimensional storm structures is well established, and exist that generate storm statistics like echo-top height, characteristic cell size, areal precipitation, etc). In this thesis the ARPA-Piemonte radars together with geostationary infrared observations will be used to track and characterise thunderstorms in the Piedmont region. The ARPA software for the storm-tracking will be improved by introducing now-casting of the convective cell position. Statistics of the detailed three-dimensional morphology of thunderstorms will be collected and compared with outputs from high resolution cloud resolving model outputs for the same regions.

Required skills Good skills in one or more programming languages (e.g. Matlab/C++/Python/Fortran)
Problem solving attitude
Electromagnetism basics


Deadline 15/06/2023      PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA




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