The Braer storm revisited

Luke Odell, Peter Knippertz, Steven Pickering, Ben Parkes, Alexander Roberts

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    The Braer storm of January 1993 was the deepest ever recorded cyclone outside of the Tropics with a minimum core pressure of 914mbar, but due to its track between Scotland and Iceland it caused little damage and was never intensively examined. Here we present a study of the dynamics of the storm using modern re‐analysis data from the European Centre for Medium‐Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and sensitivity studies with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model to quantify influences of diabatic heating and Greenland's topography on the track and rapid deepening of the storm.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)105-111
    Number of pages7
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


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