Case Study

Front Intensification from Sweden to Bosnia

15 May 2004

120 Minutes

Dunja Placko Vrsnak
Natasa Strelec Mahovic
Dunja Mazzocco Drvar

Front Intensification from Sweden to Bosnia

Published: 15 May 2004

This case study presents an interesting case of frontal intensification caused by jet crossing. The intensification of the frontal cloudiness takes place when a jet streak approaches the frontal cloud band.

In the satellite images elongated cloud fibres often indicate the location of jet axis, whereas the intensification area is well recognizable through much brighter grey-shades within the frontal cloud band. The areas of intensification are usually chracterized by more intensive precipitation, often in shower form, sometimes accompanied by lightning.

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Filed under Keywords:

Frontogenesis, Jet, Cyclonic Vorticity Advection, Synoptic Scale Meteorology