Training Module


120 Minutes

Andreas Wirth, ZAMG

Traning Module on Cyclogenesis

Published: 15 April 2020

In this module, the two major mid-latitude cyclone models, the Norwegian cyclone model and the Shapiro-Keyser cyclone model, will be explained in detail. The intention of the module is to point out the main differences in the life cycles of cyclones of the Norwegian type and the Shapiro-Keyser (S-K) type. Special focus will be placed on the synoptic preconditions that lead to the formation of cyclones.
Finally, sting jets, which often appear in the context of Shapiro-Keyser cyclones, will be briefly introduced.

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