"Mesoscale processes"

Convective storm life cycle and environments near the Sierras de Córdoba, Argentina

Satellite observations have revealed that some of the world's most intense deep convective storms occur near the Sierras de Córdoba, Argentina, South America. A C-band, dual-polarization Doppler weather radar recently installed in the city of Córdoba …

Varied pathways for simulated tropical cyclone rapid intensification. Part I: Precipitation and environment

Two 1-km Weather Research and Forecasting model simulations of the rapid intensification (RI) periods of hurricanes Ike (2008) and Earl (2010), under low and high wind shear respectively, are performed to evaluate mechanisms linked to the initiation …

Varied pathways for simulated tropical cyclone rapid intensification. Part II: Vertical motion and cloud populations

Differences in the vertical velocity characteristics associated with various cloud populations are evaluated for two simulated cases of tropical cyclone (TC) rapid intensification (RI) under varying wind shear. Within the radius of maximum wind …