New PDF release: A Half Century of Progress in Meteorology: A Tribute to

By Richard H. Johnson, Robert A. Houze Jr.

ISBN-10: 1878220691

ISBN-13: 9781878220691

Through a chain of stories by means of invited specialists, this monograph can pay tribute to Richard Reed's notable contributions to meteorology and his management within the technological know-how group over the last 50 years.

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The structure and extent of the vertical circulation associated with the Newton and Trevisan (1984) simulation are shown in Fig. 6 (Fig. 3 of Keyser 1999). Comparison of Figs. 6b reveals that subsidence is maximized along the jet axis in a region of cold-air advection embedded in an area of confluence in a jet entrance region at 500 hPa. Comparison of the streamlines of the total transverse circulation and potential temperature in a cross section cutting through the northwesterly flow in Fig. 6c with Figs.

53 FIG. 15. 5-PVU surface (I PVU=IO-6 K m2 kg- I S-I) is depicted by the colors over the 260-370-Kpotential temperature range at 5-K intervals for the period 0600 UTC 5 Dec to 0600 UTC II Dec 1996 at 18-h intervals. Warm (cool) colors correspond to high (low) values of potential temperature within the 260-370-K band (near the equator, PVon the 370-K surface is colored). Black contours are 250-hPa wind speed at 20 m S-I increments starting at 30 m S-I. Red contours are 1000-hPa heights contoured every 200 m for values of 0 m and below.

In Figs. 7a,b a jet exit region is approaching a low-level frontal zone. The cross section through the exit region of the jet front system in Figs. 7b depicts weak subsidence ahead of the front with a sloping ascent zone extending rearward behind and above the front (anafront case). In this situation the lower- and upper-level transverse circulations are uncoupled and there is little chance for deep convection to develop in the warm air ahead of the front because of subsidence. Once the upper-level jet-front system has overspread the low-level frontal zone so that the exit region of the jet front system lies in the warm air (Figs.

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