Thickness Ridge Cloudiness

60 Minutes

Veronika Zwatz-Meise
Barbara Zeiner
Natasa Strelec Mahovic
Dunja Mazzocco Drvar

Thickness Ridge Cloudiness

Published: 01 January 2005

Generally Thickness Ridge Cloudiness is situated within a rising warm conveyor belt and is generally found within a ridge or a closed maximum of equivalent thickness. Relative streams provide a good explanation of the physical processes involved in the formation of Thickness Ridge Cloudiness. The warm conveyor belt dominates the Thickness Ridge Cloudiness over a thick layer and sometimes influences a part of the frontal cloud band. Besides an upper relative stream/dry intrusion can be seen to the rear of the frontal cloud band. During the summer season there can be strong convective activity within the thickness ridge. As a result of the thermal energy and the high relative humidity within the thickness ridge this convective activity can be very strong.

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Conceptual Models, Synoptic Scale Meteorology, Conveyor Belt