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Research article
20 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 20 Oct 2020

Organization of convective ascents in a warm conveyor belt

Nicolas Blanchard, Florian Pantillon, Jean-Pierre Chaboureau, and Julien Delanoë

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The study presents the first results from the airborne RASTA observations measured during the North Atlantic Waveguide and Downstream Impact Experiment (NAWDEX). Our combined Eulerian–Lagrangian analysis found three types of organized convection (frontal, banded and mid-level) in the warm conveyor belt (WCB) of the Stalactite cyclone. The results emphasize that convection embedded in WCBs occurs in a coherent and organized manner rather than as isolated cells.