An intense cyclonic vortex over Florida at 36,000 feet is evidenced by Project Jet Stream's B-47 flight observations. Aircraft winds, temperatures, and cloud observations are presented with an analysis of synoptic charts. A weak jet stream on the west side of the vortex and strong horizontal shear are obvious. The scarcity of upper-air observations could cause an oversight of similar situations which are not reflected at the surface level.
Research Article| 21 August 2018
Project Jet Stream Observation of a Small-Scale, High-Level Vortex
George S. McLean;
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. (1955) 36 (9): 469–474.
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McLean, G. S., and R. M. .. Rados, 1955: Project Jet Stream Observation of a Small-Scale, High-Level Vortex. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 36, 469–474, https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477-36.9.469.
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