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Romanic D.,Republic Hydrometerological Service of Serbia | Curic M.,University of Belgrade | Zaric M.,Republic Hydrometerological Service of Serbia | Lompar M.,Republic Hydrometerological Service of Serbia | Jovicic I.,Republic Hydrometerological Service of Serbia
Atmospheric Science Letters | Year: 2016

An extreme Koshava episode (EKE) from 30 January to 4 February 2014 has been studied. Koshava is a local windstorm in Southeast Europe. EKE was characterized by wind gusts above 45 m s-1 and deep snowdrifts. Strong Eurasian anticyclone in combination with large temperature gradient between the anticyclone region and the Mediterranean caused the EKE. The anticyclone had the probability of occurrence of 0.1%. Koshava layer was either statically stable or adiabatic. The event was numerically modelled using two mesoscale models: WRF-NMM and NMMB. Wind directions were forecasted more accurately than the mean speed and gusts. © 2016 Royal Meteorological Society.

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