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Mario Carnesoltas Calvo, Gisell G. Aguilar Oro, Lino Naranjo Díaz

Abstract

Local Storms (SLS) occurrence in the wet season in Cuba, from 1980 to 2002 were gathered and related with daily data of various synoptic fields from different levels. A set of synoptic patterns favourable for the SLS formation over the Cuban Territory was obtained. Over the basis of seven atmospheric levels and five variables, a statistical processing methodology was developed. This methodology, attempt to a dimensional reduction for the phase space, using a Principal Component approach, followed by a step by step cluster analysis. An initial set of 10 synoptic patterns was obtained. Each pattern represents a set of three-dimensional structures of synoptic fields. A general discussion on the characteristics of each pattern was developed

Keywords

Severe Local Storms (SLS)

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