Thunderstorm-environment Interactions Determined from Aircraft and Radar Observations

  title={Thunderstorm-environment Interactions Determined from Aircraft and Radar Observations},
  author={Doug James and Fankhauser},
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


Publications citing this paper.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 33 references

A Note on the Development and Movement of Storms

  • T W.
  • Over Oklahoma on May 27,
  • 1965
Highly Influential
11 Excerpts

Deflecting Forces on Non - Rotating Convective Systems Due to Environmental Shear

  • C. E. Duchon
  • 1970
1 Excerpt

Doppler Radar Observation of a Convective Storm,

  • Lhermitte, M Roger
  • Preprint of paper presented at the 6th Conference…
  • 1969

On the Interaction Between Severe Storms and Large Cuniulus Clouds,

  • Malkus, S Joanne, R. T. Williams
  • Mal! 19-61,
  • 1969

Influence of Vertical Motion on Severe Convective Clouds and Wind Field,

  • R. S. Pastushkov, S. M. Shmeter
  • IzvestiQa, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics,
  • 1968
2 Excerpts

The Total Energy Environment of Severe Storms,

  • Darkow, L Grant
  • Journal of Applied 111 eteorology,
  • 1968

On the Nature of the Summit Areas of Severe Storms in Oklahoma,

  • W. T. Roach
  • Quarterly Journal of the Royal Mdeorological…
  • 1967
1 Excerpt

Circulations in Large Sheared Cumulonimbus,

  • Newton, W Chester
  • 1966

Airflow and Structure of a Tornadic Storm

  • R. J. Donaldson
  • Journai ! of the Atmospheric Sciences
  • 1964

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…