Use of Wind-Shear Displays for Doppler Radar Data

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  • 1 Joint Centre for Mesoscale Meteorology, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
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The usefulness of displaying vertical wind shear on a radar range height indicator is demonstrated. Fine structure in the pattern of shear is shown to be helpful for inferring general flow patterns and the occurrence of billows due to shearing (Kelvin–Helmholtz) instability.

Corresponding author address: Prof. Keith A. Browning, Joint Centre for Mesoscale Meteorology, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Whiteknights Rd., P.O. Box 243, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6BB, United Kingdom. E-mail: k.a.browning@reading.ac.uk

The usefulness of displaying vertical wind shear on a radar range height indicator is demonstrated. Fine structure in the pattern of shear is shown to be helpful for inferring general flow patterns and the occurrence of billows due to shearing (Kelvin–Helmholtz) instability.

Corresponding author address: Prof. Keith A. Browning, Joint Centre for Mesoscale Meteorology, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Whiteknights Rd., P.O. Box 243, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6BB, United Kingdom. E-mail: k.a.browning@reading.ac.uk
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