Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-89-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-2-89-2021
Research article
 | 
02 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 02 Feb 2021

Observations and simulation of intense convection embedded in a warm conveyor belt – how ambient vertical wind shear determines the dynamical impact

Annika Oertel, Michael Sprenger, Hanna Joos, Maxi Boettcher, Heike Konow, Martin Hagen, and Heini Wernli

Viewed

Total article views: 1,818 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
1,219 560 39 1,818 45 28
  • HTML: 1,219
  • PDF: 560
  • XML: 39
  • Total: 1,818
  • BibTeX: 45
  • EndNote: 28
Views and downloads (calculated since 09 Oct 2020)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 09 Oct 2020)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 1,818 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 1,778 with geography defined and 40 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Latest update: 12 Apr 2024
Download
Short summary
Convection embedded in the stratiform cloud band of strongly ascending airstreams in extratropical cyclones (so-called warm conveyor belts) can influence not only surface precipitation but also the upper-tropospheric potential vorticity (PV) and waveguide. The comparison of intense vs. moderate embedded convection shows that its strength alone is not a reliable measure for upper-tropospheric PV modification. Instead, characteristics of the ambient flow co-determine its dynamical significance.