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A representative result from Schlesingers model
Kinematic trajectories showing the paths traversed
Vertical velocity field msec at 6 00 minutes
3 other sections not shown
air parcels ambient stability Cartesian coordinate system Charba cold air cold blob cold downdraft cold outflow cold surge Contour interval convective core of maximum decrease develop Distance x km downdraft temperature depression downward motion drag coefficient elevated head enlargement of Figure evaporative cooling Figure 15 forward edge frontal interface gravity wave gust front Horizontal Distance horizontal wind field hydrostatic initial integrated interval is 2.0 isotachs Kinematic trajectories labels are scaled low levels lower diagram mature stage maximum downdraft temperature maximum downdraft velocity maximum horizontal winds maximum of downward maximum wind core model trials nose of cold observed parameterization parameters parcel trajectories potential temperature field pressure gradient force primitive equation quasi-steady configuration scaled by 1.0 severe thunderstorm sound waves streamline flow pattern strong wind core surface drag surface wind maximum surface wind speed upward values vector velocity field m/sec vertical velocity field wind field m/sec wind shear wind tower