Orogenic Convection in Subtropical South America as Seen by the TRMM Satellite

  title={Orogenic Convection in Subtropical South America as Seen by the TRMM Satellite},
  author={Kristen L Rasmussen and Robert A. Houze},
Extreme orogenic convective storms in southeastern South America are divided into three categories: storms with deep convective cores, storms with wide convective cores, and storms containing broad stratiform regions. Data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite’s Precipitation Radar show that storms with wide convective cores are the most frequent, tending to originate near the Sierra de Cordoba range. Downslope flow at upper levels caps a nocturnally enhanced low-level jet… CONTINUE READING
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