TITLE

Vertically Pointing Airborne Doppler Radar Observations of Kelvin–Helmholtz Billows

AUTHOR(S)
Geerts, Bart; Qun Miao
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Monthly Weather Review;Mar2010, Vol. 138 Issue 3, p982
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A train of Kelvin–Helmholtz billows in a deep stratiform cloud over a mountain range is documented using data from a high-resolution vertically pointing airborne Doppler radar. The billows had a spacing of 2–2.5 km and a small aspect ratio. The formation and decay of the billows appear to be related to flow acceleration over a mountain.
ACCESSION #
52008972

 

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