Maximum expected hailstone sizes (radar)

The data contain the largest hailstone size by month and year, respectively, as well as the average number of days with hailstone sizes from 2 cm and 4 cm, respectively. Hailstone sizes cannot be measured on the ground over a large areas. The size is derived from radar measurements and describes the maximum expected hail size on one square kilometer based on the radar parameter MESHS (Maximum Expected Severe Hail Size). Due to the infrequent occurrence of hail, averaging of hailstone sizes over many years is not meaningful. The number of days from hailstone sizes of at least 2 cm and 4 cm is provided as climatology. These data allow a robust statement about the frequency of events of certain hailstone sizes. Hailstone sizes are given in classes from 2 cm to greater than 6 cm in 0.5 cm increments, with the lower end being inclusive and the upper end exclusive: the grid value 2 represents values from 2 cm (incl.) to 2.5 cm (excl.). DOI: https://doi.org/10.18751/Climate/Griddata/CHHC/1.0

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Identifier
0cde4664-c308-447e-890a-aa7afc36a3b0@bundesamt-fur-meteorologie-und-klimatologie-meteoschweiz
Title for URL of the dataset
maximale-zu-erwartende-hagelkorngrossen-radar
Schedule the publication of the dataset
Issued date
May 5, 2021
Modification date
August 10, 2021
Update interval
Irregular
Temporal coverage
-
Name
Bundesamt für Meteorologie und Klimatologie
Contact points
kundendienst@meteoschweiz.ch
Languages
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
Url
http://www.hagelklima.ch
Relations
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