ESSL Newsletter 2018/1 published

The latest ESSL Newsletter contains the following topics:

  • ESWD summary of 2017. As an example, over 16,000 reports of severe wind gusts were entered to the database last year.
  • Five new peer-reviewed publications related to ESSL research have been published recently.
  • New training events have been fixed in the past few days, including tailored events for aviation meteorology.

You can download the full newsletter here.

ESSL Testbed 2018 started

On 11 June 2018 the new edition of the ESSL Testbed started in our ESSL Research and Training Centre in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The ESSL Testbed is fully booked out.

You can follow our activities via our daily Testbed Blog entries here.

The Tue-Fri 9 UTC weather briefings are broadcast via BlueJeans. Please follow the instructions here to join our online briefings.

Forensic research method for tornadoes presented

At least 34 fatalities in Wiener Neustadt tornado: Our ESSL paper on the research method for historical tornado cases just appeared in the EGU journal NHESS today:

Holzer, A. M., Schreiner, T. M. E., and Púčik, T.: A forensic re-analysis of one of the deadliest European tornadoes, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1555-1565,, 2018.

(open access)