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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BD4/S19.005

BLIZZARD CONSEQUENCES IN THE EASTERN PARTS OF BULGARIA AND ROMANIA IN JANUARY 2010. A COMPARATIVE STUDY

B. C. Chiotoroiu, V. I. Todorova, A. E. Croitoru
Monday 5 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Energy And Clean Technologies, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-03-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, 543 - 550 pp

ABSTRACT

The importance of the study is justified by the grave consequences the blizzard from January 2010 had on the road, rail, maritime and air traffic in several counties in the eastern part of Bulgaria and south-eastern part of Romania. Numerous localities were left without electricity and the life of few persons was in danger. This study aims to analyze the events impact on the territory and its management in the two countries. It discusses the prevention and mitigation measures taken by Bulgarian and Romanian authorities. In order to understand the duration and intensity of this extreme weather phenomenon, the NCEP 850 and SLP analyses, the CEP numerical forecast model, the atmospheric soundings and temporal variations of meteorological parameters recorded by the Bulgarian and Romanian weather stations have been used.

Keywords: snow blizzard, eastern Bulgaria, eastern Romania, prevention measures, synoptic conditions.