SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS OF WAKE FORMATION BENEATH AN INVERSION

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  • 1 Allied Research Associates, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts
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Abstract

TIROS I photographs reveal striking wake patterns in low clouds to the lee of small islands in the eastern Pacific. These patterns are indicative of standing long gravity waves and provide a means of estimating the wind velocity beneath an inversion using a simple one-layer model.

Abstract

TIROS I photographs reveal striking wake patterns in low clouds to the lee of small islands in the eastern Pacific. These patterns are indicative of standing long gravity waves and provide a means of estimating the wind velocity beneath an inversion using a simple one-layer model.

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