CONVECTIVE CLOUD FEATURES IN TYPICAL SYNOPTIC ENVIRONMENTS: THE SPANISH PLUME
The Spanish Plume is a geographically specific case of convection, in which intensive
Cb And MCS
form over the Spanish plateau and western Europe. There is also a close connection between the Spanish Plume and
Non-Orographic Convergence Lines
and, especially, between the Spanish Plume and
Thickness Ridge Cloudiness
, both of which show a similar double structure (i.e. an intensive convective cloud band preceding a visually less intensive Cold Frontal cloud band).