SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS OF CONVECTIVE CLOUDS AND THEIR RELATION TO THE VERTICAL WIND SHEAR

@inproceedings{Erickson1964SATELLITEPO,
  title={SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS OF CONVECTIVE CLOUDS AND THEIR RELATION TO THE VERTICAL WIND SHEAR},
  author={Carl O. Erickson},
  year={1964}
}
Abstract Several TIROS photographs of cumulonimbus clouds and thunderstorms over the Florida area are compared with synoptic surface and upper-wind data. The orientations of the cirrus anvils of well-developed clouds generally show good directional agreement with the existing vertical wind shears between the lower and upper troposphere. Limited evidence also suggests that the length and character of the anvils may sometimes be used as qualitative indicators of shear magnitude, the longer and… CONTINUE READING