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Analysis of frontogenesis and frontolysis by means of Q-vector diagnostics combined with satellite images


Strelec, Nataša; Jann, Alexander; Zwatz-Meise, Veronika
Analysis of frontogenesis and frontolysis by means of Q-vector diagnostics combined with satellite images // Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 62 (1997), 23-31 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Analysis of frontogenesis and frontolysis by means of Q-vector diagnostics combined with satellite images

Autori
Strelec, Nataša ; Jann, Alexander ; Zwatz-Meise, Veronika

Izvornik
Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics (0177-7971) 62 (1997); 23-31

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Frontogenesis; frontolysis; Q-vector; satellite images

Sažetak
The correlation between the normal component of the Q-vector (Qn) and the pixel values in IR satellite images has been investigated on a six-months data set. The average linear correlation coefficients are negative in all three selected isobaric levels, but not of significant magnitude (the correlation is best for the 850 hPa level, with a correlation coefficient of about 0.3), indicating only slight tendency for negative values of Qn to be associated with high IR grey shade values or, in other words, with cold cloud tops. It is explained why a better correlation should be expected for frontal cases, followed by an evaluation of 14 IR images containing cloudiness of cold fronts that ocurred in February 1995. The correspondence between Qn at the 850 hPa level and IR pixel values in those cases is compared to the statistics for the whole month of February 1995, including also non-frontal cases. The more pronounced connection is found for frontal cases, as expected. Finally, examples of frontogenesis and frontolysis demonstrate the possibility of using the prognostic quantity Qn in combination with IR satellite imagery as a tool for operational nowcasting and/or forecasting of the development or decay of frontal cloudiness.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Geologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Državni hidrometeorološki zavod

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Nataša Strelec-Mahović, (204866)

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    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
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  • Scopus