May 4, 2022 3:18 pm
The 2017 Split wildfire in Croatia: Evolution and the role of meteorological conditions
Ivana Čavlina Tomašević, Kevin K. W. Cheung, Višnjica Vučetić, Paul Fox-Hughes, Kristian Horvath, Maja Telišman Prtenjak, Paul J. Beggs, Barbara Malečić, and Velimir Milić
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https//doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2022-116,2022
Preprint under review for NHESS (discussion: open, 0 comments)
One of the most severe and impactful urban wildfire events in Croatia history has been reconstructed and analysed. The study identified some important meteorological influences related to the event: the synoptic conditions of the Azores anticyclone, cold front and upper-level shortwave trough all led to the highest fire weather index in 2017. Low-level jet, locally known as bura wind that can be explained by hydraulic jump theory, was the dynamic trigger of the event.