A severe sea-effect snow episode over the city of Istanbul

  title={A severe sea-effect snow episode over the city of Istanbul},
  author={Tayfun Kındap},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
  • T. Kındap
  • Published 19 January 2010
  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Hazards
In February 2005, unexpected heavy snowstorms lasted a couple of days with changing intensities, producing significant snowfall that eventually paralyzed the life of Istanbul metropolis. Surprisingly, there was no caution announcement prior to the onset of this unusual weather phenomenon. What was the reason behind this wrong prediction? In this case study, using a meteorological model, a heavy sea-effect snowfall, the reason of this phenomenon, was simulated and researched. With a persistent… 
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