The Relation Between the Temperature Differences Between the 700-Mb and 500-Mb Levels and Thunderstorm Rainfall

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  • 1 University of New Mexico, Alburquerque
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In establishing a relation between the amount of thunderstorm rainfall and certain upper-air parameters for use in New Mexico, it was found that the rainfall and the temperature difference between the 700-mb and 500-mb levels are negatively correlated. A similar relation was verified for summer thunderstorms in southern Florida. It is suggested that this may be characteristic of some non-frontal thunderstorms.

1 This work was carried out in connection with work sponsored by the U. S. Weather Bureau under Contracts Cwb-1861 and Cwb-8305.

In establishing a relation between the amount of thunderstorm rainfall and certain upper-air parameters for use in New Mexico, it was found that the rainfall and the temperature difference between the 700-mb and 500-mb levels are negatively correlated. A similar relation was verified for summer thunderstorms in southern Florida. It is suggested that this may be characteristic of some non-frontal thunderstorms.

1 This work was carried out in connection with work sponsored by the U. S. Weather Bureau under Contracts Cwb-1861 and Cwb-8305.

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