Synoptic and Mesoscale Analysis of Satellite Images - 2016

50 Minutes

Frans Debie (KNMI)

Convective Cloud Features In Typical Synoptic Situations

Published: 1 February 2017

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 we won’t deal with convection in the frontal systems.

In this lecture a few examples of unstable air Conceptual models will be shown, for instance: Cumulonimbi, Enhancement of convection by PV, Spanish Plume, etc. The typical environment is one part and the organization modes is the second part of the lecture.

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convection, CAPE, shear, synoptic, air mass, RGB, life cycle