cloud top entrainment instability

  • 1 Mammatus cloud — Mammatus clouds in San Antonio, Texas, 2009 Appearance The cloud appears to have smooth, round puffs hanging from its underside …

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  • 2 Mushroom cloud — created by smoke billows Ascending cloud from Redoubt Vol …

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  • 3 thunderstorm — /thun deuhr stawrm /, n. a transient storm of lightning and thunder, usually with rain and gusty winds, sometimes with hail or snow, produced by cumulonimbus clouds. Also called electrical storm. [1645 55; THUNDER + STORM] * * * Violent, short… …

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  • 4 Atmospheric convection — Conditions favorable for thunderstorm types and complexes Atmospheric convection is the result of a parcel environment instability, or temperature difference, layer in the atmosphere. Different lapse rates within dry and moist air lead to… …

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  • 5 Maximum parcel level — The maximum parcel level (MPL) is the highest level in the atmosphere that a moist convectively rising air parcel will reach after ascending through the free convective layer (FCL) and reaching the equilibrium level (EL), near the tropopause. As… …

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