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Cb Clusters consist of a cluster of thicker and larger cloud cells within the usual cold air cloudiness behind fronts. It differs from ECs by a looser structure and different cell sizes.


Common Remarks

Clusters of Cumulonimbi can be found in an unstable environment where dynamical forcing in the atmosphere plays a role as an additional triggering effect. Cumulonimbus clusters can occur in any unstable air mass; in a cold air mass behind a polar Cold Front (see Enhanced Cumulus and Comma ), in the frontal zone of a polar front (see Conceptual Model Front Intensification By Jet Crossing or the Conceptual Models Cold Front and Occlusion: Warm Comveyor Belt Type ) and in warm air of a thermal ridge as dealt with in this chapter.


I. Appearance in Satellite Data

Learn about how to recognise and detect Cumulonimbus Clusters in satellite images.

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II. Meteorological Physical Background

Find out more about the meteorlogical and physical background of Cumulonimbus Clusters.

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III. Key Parameters

Learn which key parameters to use for monitoring Cumulonimbus Clusters.

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IV. Typical Appearance In Vertical Cross Sections

Find out the typical appearance of Cumulonimbus Clusters in vertical cross sections.

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V. Weather Events

Explore the weather events associated with Cumulonimbus Clusters.

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VI. References

Let these comprehensive documents in the references assist you in finding more about Cumulonimbus Clusters.

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