Hindcast and forecast of the Parsifal storm

Bertotti, L. and Cavaleri, L. and De Girolamo, P. and Franco, L. and Magnaldi, S. (1998) Hindcast and forecast of the Parsifal storm. Il nuovo cimento C, 21 C (3). pp. 281-298. ISSN 1826-9885

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On 2 November 1995 a Mistral storm in the Gulf of Lions sank the 16 metre yacht Parsifal claiming six lives out of the nine member crew. We analyse the storm with different meteorological and wave models, verifying the results against the available buoy and satellite measurements. Then we consider the accuracy of the storm forecasts and the information available the days before the accident. The limitations related to the resolution of the meteorological models are explored by hindcasting the storm also with the winds produced by some limited area models. Finally, we discuss the present situation of wind and wave hindcast and forecast in theMediterranean Sea, and the distribution of these results to the public.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sea-air energy exchange processes; storms; surface waves, tides, and sea level
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia > 551.5 Meteorologia (Classificare qui l'atmosfera) (Classificare la previsione e le previsioni di specifici fenomeni meteorologici in 551.64; classificare la Micrometeorologia in 551.66)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 09:59
Last Modified: 28 May 2018 09:59
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/12746

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