Conferences

2nd European Hail Workshop

Presentations

Session 1: Convection and hail in a changing climate

Keynote – Modelling the large hail hazard in the past, present, near and far future
Pieter Groenemeijer, European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL), Germany
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Keynote – Are meteorological conditions that favor hail precipitation changing in southern Europe? Analysis of the period 1948–2015
Jose Luis Sanchez, University of Leon, Spain
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Keynote – Hail occurrence under anthropogenic climate change
Jeff Trapp, University of Illinois, USA
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A Historical Analysis of Severe Hail Outbreaks over the CONUS
Emily Schlie, University of Illinois, USA
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Decreasing trend in severe weather occurrence over China during the past 50 years
Qinghong Zhang, School of Physics Peking University, China
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Session 2: Hail damage and hail damage prevention

Keynote – Incorporating distributions of insurance loss data into a stochastic hail loss model
Stefan Ritz, Tokio Millennium Re AG, Switzerland
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A catastrophe model of extreme hail events over Europe based on lightning observations
Symeon Koumoutsaris, Guy Carpenter, United Kingdom
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Crop hail damage assessment based on radar and drone integrated technologies
Satyanarayana Tani, Graz University of Technology, Austria
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Limitations and advantages of using a near real-time algorithm for interpolating hail size combining weather radar and surface observations
Tomeu Rigo, Servei Meteorologic de Catalunya, Spain
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Hailstorms in the southern Brazil
Jorge Martins, Federal University of Technology - Paraná, Brazil
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Session 3: Local probabilities and long-term statistics of hail

Keynote – Hail frequency in Europe
Heinz Jürgen Punge, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
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Hail Size: What We Know Around the World
John Allen, Central Michigan University, USA
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Long-term variability of the hail potential in Europe and potential drivers
David Piper, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
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Environmental proxies for hail in northern Switzerland - interannual variability and links to local and global circulation
Olivia Martius, University of Bern, Switzerland
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Significant-hail producing thunderstorms in Finland: Synoptic environment
Jenni Rauhala, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
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The life-cycle of hail storms: lightning, radar reflectivity and rotation characteristics
Kathrin Wapler, German Weather Service, Germany
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Moderate and severe hailfalls in France : Average Recurrence Intervals and recent evolution
Claude Berthet, ANELFA, France
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Hail frequency in central Europe estimated from radar data and the relation to orographic and atmospheric characteristics
Michael Kunz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
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Tracking hailswaths on radar data between 2002 and 2016: a new perspective for climatological studies of hail in the Alps
Luca Nisi, University of Bern, Switzerland
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Hail hazards in Switzerland with return periods of up to 300 years
René Cattin, Meteotest, Switzerland
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Session 4: Microphysics and dynamics of hail storms: observations and modelling

Keynote – On the Mass, Terminal Velocity and Kinetic Energy of Natural Hailstones from Field Observations and Laboratory Experiments
Andrew Heymsfield, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
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Keynote – Development, Application, and Evaluation of a One-Dimensional Hail Growth Model with WRF
Rebecca Adams-Selin, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, USA
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Summertime hailstorms over Switzerland in 2012 -2015 in convection-permitting WRF simulations: assessment of modeling performance
Andrey Martynov, University of Bern, Switzerland
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Keynote – Observations of orographic mixed-phase clouds
Ulrike Lohmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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Aerosol effects on hail storms - large sensitivities and large uncertainties
Andrew Barrett, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
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Characteristics of lightning activity during hailstorms
Nataša Strelec Mahović, Meteorological and Hydrological Service, Croatia
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Session 5: Nowcasting and forecasting of hail (including case studies)

Keynote – A new era of hail monitoring, forecasting and climatology in Switzerland
Urs Germann, MeteoSwiss, Switzerland
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Ensemble-based storm-scale analysis and prediction of deep convection: The 27 May 2016 hail storms over Southern Germany
Axel Seifert, German Weather Service, Germany
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Analysis of the 4 July 2007 large hailstorm in NE Italy
Agostino Manzato, OSMER - ARPA FVG, Italy
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6 June 2015 - Multi-data Analysis of a Severe Hail Cell in Central Switzerland
Simona Trefalt, University of Bern, Switzerland
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First results of the 2016 Operational Campaign using the Lightning Jump algorithm as a nowcaster of Severe Weather in Catalonia
Carme Farnell, Servei Meteorologic de Catalunya, Spain
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The exceptional hailstorm over the Gulf of Naples on 5 September 2015: observational analysis and role of the GPM Core Observatory
Anna Cinzia Marra, Italian National Research Council, Italy
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Hail detection by means of a polarimetric hydrometeor classification algorithm
Jordi Figueras i Ventura, MeteoSwiss, Switzerland
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Hail nowcast exploiting radar and satellite observations
Ulrich Hamann, MeteoSwiss, Switzerland
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Hail nowcasting combining different radar and lightning tools
Tomeu Rigo, Servei Meteorologic de Catalunya, Spain
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Hail protection - simply automatic
Klaus Knüpffer, Meteo Service Weather Research GmbH, Germany
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Hailstorm evidence from smart-phone users: crowd-sourced hail size data over Switzerland
Pascal-Andreas Noti, University of Bern, Switzerland
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