By Richard H. Johnson, Robert A. Houze Jr.
Through a chain of studies by means of invited specialists, this monograph can pay tribute to Richard Reed's extraordinary contributions to meteorology and his management within the technological know-how neighborhood over the last 50 years.
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24a). By 0000 UTC 8 December, frontogenesis develops in the Oklahoma-Kansas region, driven mostly by horizontal confluence (not shown), as the aforementioned weak short-wave trough moves northeastward (Figs. 24b). A new frontogenesis maximum develops over the Texas panhandle where the flow remains confluent as the Great Lakes trough elongates southwestward by 0000 UTC 9 December (Figs. 24c). This frontogenesis maximum strengthens further and expands northeastward to the eastern Great Lakes by 0000 UTC 10 December (Fig.
Culations, reproduced here as Fig. 7 from Keyser (1999, his Fig. 10). In Figs. 7a,b a jet exit region is approaching a low-level frontal zone. The cross section through the exit region of the jet front system in Figs. 7b depicts weak subsidence ahead of the front with a sloping ascent zone extending rearward behind and above the front (anafront case). In this situation the lower- and upper-level transverse circulations are uncoupled and there is little chance for deep convection to develop in the warm air ahead of the front because of subsidence.
5 0 latitude-longitude resolution. The DT maps were prepared using the contour-fill overlay method (winds were interpolated to the DT looking down) described by Morgan and Nielsen-Gammon (1998). The contour-fill overlay method works as follows. 5 PV units (PVU) are shaded using color 1 starting at some high potential temperature value (365 K in this case). The process is repeated for the next lowest potential temperature surface (360 K) using a slightly different color (color 2). 5 PVU will be smaller on the 360-K potential temperature surface as compared to the 365-K surface, a wavy band of varying width containing color 1 will remain after the second iteration.