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Evidence from Meteosat imagery of the interaction of sting jets with the boundary layer

Browning, K. A. and Field, M. (2004) Evidence from Meteosat imagery of the interaction of sting jets with the boundary layer. Meteorological Applications, 11 (4). pp. 277-289. ISSN 1469-8080

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1017/S1350482704001379

Abstract/Summary

Meteosat infra-red imagery for the Great Storm of October 1987 is analysed to show a series of very shallow arc-shaped and smaller chevron-shaped cloud features that were associated with damaging surface winds in the dry-slot region of this extra-tropical cyclone. Hypotheses are presented that attribute these low-level cloud features to boundary-layer convergence lines ahead of wind maxima associated with the downward transport of high momentum from overrunning, so-called sting-jet, flows originating in the storm's main cloud head. Copyright © 2004 Royal Meteorological Society.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:35115
Publisher:Royal Meteorological Society

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