- Languages: English, Spanish, French
- Publish Date: 2003-11-18
- Last Updated On: 2016-03-14
- Skill Level: 1 '
- Completion Time: 1.00 - 1.25 h
- Includes Audio: yes
- Required Plugins: none
Convective Weather, Mesoscale Meteorology
- Included in Courses:
Mesoscale Meteorology: A Primer for Forecasters, Review of Aeronautical Meteorology, Summer Severe Weather, Review of Aeronautical Meteorology - Africa, Tropical Aviation Forecasting
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This module discusses the role of wind shear in the structure and evolution of convective storms. Using the concept of horizontal vorticity, the module demonstrates how shear enhances uplift, leading to longer-lived supercell and multicell storms. The module also explores the role of shear in the development of mesoscale convective systems, including bow echoes and squall lines. Most of the material in this module previously appeared in the COMET modules developed with Dr. Morris Weisman. This version includes a concise summary for quick reference and a final exam to test your knowledge. The module comes with audio narration, rich graphics, and a companion print version.