THE “INVERTED V” CLOUD PATTERN—AN EASTERLY WAVE?

NEIL L. FRANK National Hurricane Center, ESSA, Miami, Fla.

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Abstract

“Easterly waves” in the tropical Atlantic have been found to be associated with a characteristic cloud pattern which has the appearance of an “Inverted V.” Cloud bands are aligned approximately parallel to the lower tropospheric winds and change orientation along the wave axis.

Abstract

“Easterly waves” in the tropical Atlantic have been found to be associated with a characteristic cloud pattern which has the appearance of an “Inverted V.” Cloud bands are aligned approximately parallel to the lower tropospheric winds and change orientation along the wave axis.

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