Microwave refractive-index distributions in the lower atmosphere through the various stages of development of the winter Texas-West Gulf of Mexico cyclone are presented by means of “composite” surface and 850-mb analyses, along with vertical atmospheric cross-sections. The resulting patterns constitute a partial and preliminary synoptic climatology of the subject phenomenon.

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1 Prepared under the terms of Contract DA-23-072-ORD-763 between the St. Louis Ordinance District and The University of Texas.