Slantwise Convection: An Operational Approach

Slantwise Convection: An Operational Approach
1. Show that the atmosphere can be intertially and gravitationally stable, but unstable to a slantwise displacement when near or at saturation. 2. Demonstrate the vertical-cross section approach in diagnosing the potential for conditional symmetric instability (CSI). 3. Examine ways to improve forecasts that involve a potential slantwise convection situation. 4. Examine the typical characteristics of CSI in complex terrain. 5. Apply a slantwise convection analysis to a real world situation.