Mesoscale Precipitation Bands within Cyclones


Synoptic and Mesoscale Analysis of Satellite Images 2018 Course

Length: 50 min

Author: David Schultz (University of Manchester)


Precipitation within extratropical cyclones often organizes into mesoscale substructures known as precipitation bands. The purpose of this presentation is to better understand how precipitation organizes into bands. We will discuss about Shapiro-Keyser and the Norweigan models of cyclones, why do they form, the differences between them, also where in cyclones precipitation bands form, their structures and evolutions, what controls their locations and intensities, and techniques to diagnose precipitation bands. In the end we will discuss about occlusion bands and how do they actually form considering latest researches.


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