Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 255–279, 2021
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 255–279, 2021

Research article 29 Mar 2021

Research article | 29 Mar 2021

A process-based anatomy of Mediterranean cyclones: from baroclinic lows to tropical-like systems

Emmanouil Flaounas et al.


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Short summary
In this study, we quantify the relative contribution of different atmospheric processes to the development of 100 intense Mediterranean cyclones and show that both upper tropospheric systems and diabatic processes contribute to cyclone development. However, these contributions are complex and present high variability among the cases. For this reason, we analyse several exemplary cases in more detail, including 10 systems that have been identified in the past as tropical-like cyclones.