WARM FRONT SHIELD - KEY PARAMETERS

by ZAMG


27 January 1995/00.30 UTC - Meteosat IR image; blue: thermal front parameter 500/850 hPa, green: equivalent thickness 500/850 hPa
27 January 1995/00.30 UTC - Meteosat IR image; blue: thermal front parameter 500/850 hPa, red: temperature advection 500/1000 hPa
27 January 1995/00.30 UTC - Meteosat IR image; yellow: isotachs 300 hPa, black: zero line of shear vorticity 300 hPa
Although the parameter distribution generally shows a lot of features of the ideal description, there is some evidence that the model is about 3 to 5 degrees too far in the south-west. A relevant shift would lead to an even better coincidence between model parameters and satellite cloudiness.

SUB-MENU OF WARM FRONT SHIELD
METEOROLOGICAL PHYSICAL BACKGROUND
TYPICAL APPEARANCE IN VERTICAL CROSS SECTIONS