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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1982)

Document title

An estimation of the condensation rates in three severe storm systems from satellite observations of the convective mass flux

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MACK R. A. ; WYLIE D. P. ;

Abstract

The AA. have developed a technique for estimating the condensation rates of convective storms using satellite measurements of cirrus anvil expansion rates and radiosonde measurements of environmental water vapor. A comparison between three cases of severe convection in Oklahoma (1976-1979) indicated that the available moisture in the lowest levels greatly affected the rain rates of the storms. (JPB).

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Monthly weather review Boston

Editor :

Millesime : 1982, vol. 110, no7 [pp. 725-744]

Bibliographic references : 35 réf.

Language

Anglais

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