A numerical index of vorticity at 700 mb is obtained from synoptic maps and shown to be highly correlated with the observed heights of cumulus cloud-tops on the Washington-Bermuda airways route. The usefulness of this relationship in forecasting is supported by tests made on independent data.
Forecasting the Heights of Cumulus Cloud-Tops on the Washington-Bermuda Airways Route
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Crutcher, H. L., J. C. Hunter, R. A. Sanders, and S. Price, 1950: Forecasting the Heights of Cumulus Cloud-Tops on the Washington-Bermuda Airways Route. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 31, 1–7, https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477-31.1.1.
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