Thunderstorm-environment Interactions Determined from Aircraft and Radar Observations

@inproceedings{James1971ThunderstormenvironmentID,
  title={Thunderstorm-environment Interactions Determined from Aircraft and Radar Observations},
  author={Doug James and Fankhauser},
  year={1971}
}
Aircraft measurements at lowand mid-cloud levels near two isolated and persistent Great Plains thunderstorms concurrently scanned by radar are analyzed to determine the kinematic properties of the near-cloud air flow, the moisture budget, and the dynamical interactions between the cloud and its surroundings. Time variation in velocity divergence, relative vorticity, and moisture flux convergence in the subcloud layer relate well to changes in storm development and translation. Aircraft winds… CONTINUE READING

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