Synoptic and Mesoscale Analysis of Satellite Images - 2014

52 Minutes

Frans Debie (KNMI)

Convective Cloud Features in typical synoptic Situations

Published: 20 January 2015

Convection can be found everywhere on the planet. However in meteorological way of thinking in mid-latitudes there is convection in different airmasses and also at the boundary of these airmasses. Convection at the boundaries belongs to the sub-features of frontal systems and this lecture won’t deal with the convection in the frontal systems.

Fortunately, as forecasters we know a lot about warm and cold airmass and especially when we are using the so-called airmass-RGB.

In this lecture a few examples of the cold air will be treated. However, most time will spend about convection in the warm air. The typical environment is one part and the organization modes is the second part of the lecture.

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convection, synoptic, air mass, RGB, life cycle