Severe thunderstorm over Esenboa International Airport in Turkey on 15 July 2013

Ozdemir E. T., Deniz A.

WEATHER, vol.71, no.7, pp.157-161, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/wea.2740
  • Journal Name: WEATHER
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-161
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study a severe thunderstorm that occurred at Esenboa International Airport (ICAO code: LTAC) on 15 July 2013 is investigated. A heavy thunderstorm with hail and rain showers occurred at 1432 utc. The maximum wind speed of 61kn was measured at 1434 utc. During a 14min time interval, 16.2mm of precipitation was observed. The aircraft parking area was under water, and rainwater leaked from the terminal roof, which affected passengers. For LTAC and its surroundings, a 57dBZ maximum radar echo intensity (reflectivity) was measured.