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Das, P. (1962) Influence of Wind Shear on the Growth of Hail. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 19, 407-414.
https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0469(1962)019<0407:IOWSOT>2.0.CO;2

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  • TITLE: Synoptic-Thermodynamic Analysis of Pervasive Hailstorm Case Study: Tehran, March 30, 2015

    AUTHORS: Mahmoud Ahmadi, Farzaneh Jafari, Tayebeh Akbari Azirani, Abbasali Dadashiroudbari

    KEYWORDS: Hail, Thermodynamic Indexes, Synoptic, Blocking Systems, Tehran Province

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, Vol.5 No.9, September 13, 2017

    ABSTRACT: The objective here is to assess the atmospheric evaluations with respect to the perilous hailstorm phenomenon in Tehran. To accomplish this study, the available data regarding 9 (WW) present weather codes that reveal the hailstorm phenomenon with different intensities in 3 hrs observations for 6 meteorological stations of Tehran and vicinity for the period between 1985-2015 are applied. It is revealed that hail occurrence in Tehran is at its maximum in transition seasons of spring and fall between the hrs. 6 - 18 (UTC). It is found that the instability indexes intensify in the afternoon with a higher atmospheric flotation indicative of the possibility in occurrence of thunder hailstorm. Synoptic assessments point to the fact that the synoptic pattern created this thunder storm due to expansion of two: low-pressure cores over Arabia and North-Europe and the cold high-pressure over South Russia with a NS orientation have developed an intense pressure gradient over Tehran province. The study area being located at the left exit of sub-tropical jet stream has made a Baroclinic atmosphere condition on Tehran province. Access to great humidity resources of Mediterranean and Black seas and a drastic decrease of temperature at the upper level of the cloud verifies the hail occurrence on March 30th of 2015 in Tehran.