The extreme flood event of Lago Maggiore in September 1993

Stucki, Peter; Martius, Olivia; Brönnimann, Stefan; Franke, Jörg (2013). The extreme flood event of Lago Maggiore in September 1993. In: Brönnimann, Stefan; Martius, Olivia (eds.) Weather extremes during the past 140 years. Grundlagenforschung: Vol. G89 (pp. 53-58). Bern: Geographica Bernensia 10.4480/GB2013.G89.06

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In September 1993, the Valais and Ticino regions of Switzerland were affected by extreme flooding triggered by heavy precipitation. The meteorological situation leading to this event is studied in the Twentieth Century Reanalysis (20CR) data set. A strong cut-off low development is found to be the driving synoptic-scale atmospheric circulation pattern. The agreement with previous studies highlights the applicability of 20CR for extreme event analysis.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Climatology
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Impact
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Stucki, Peter; Romppainen-Martius, Olivia; Brönnimann, Stefan and Franke, Jörg

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology

Series:

Grundlagenforschung

Publisher:

Geographica Bernensia

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Wälti-Stampfli

Date Deposited:

20 Nov 2013 13:34

Last Modified:

25 Mar 2019 13:44

Publisher DOI:

10.4480/GB2013.G89.06

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.39148

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/39148

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