Typical Appearance In Vertical Cross Sections

Cbs and MCSs are small scale or mesoscale CMs and, as such, are embedded within spatial vertical cross sections which tend to characterize the more general convective environment rather than the convective cell itself. The vertical structure within the convective cell is described in detail in the Basic chapter "Numerical parameters for small scale convective cloud systems" (see Basics ).

For more information about the vertical structure of a typical convective environment see chapters Convective Cloud Features In Typical Synoptic Environments: