Task B


Nowcasting of hazards related to convective storms


Objective: The task has two main objectives. First, lightning-data based severity products will be developed further by adapting the severity estimation to the local climate. Second, an object-oriented multi-source approach will implemented for estimation of general convective storm severity estimation at European scale. These products describe not only the flood risk of convective storms but also risk of other storm- related hazards, including severe downburst, hail and lightning.


Action B.1: Statistical convective storm severity estimation and nowcasting through real-time lightning location information.

Action B.2: Multi-source severity estimation and nowcasting of convective storms using real- time lightning location and weather radar information.