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  1. The Interaction of Jet Streak Circulations during Heavy Snow Events along the East Coast of the United States LOUIS W. UCCELLINI AND PAUL J. KOCIN Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (Manuscript received 27 May 1987, in final form 6 August 1987) ABSTRAC
  2. A jet streak refers to a portion of the overall jet stream where winds along the jet core flow are stronger than in other areas along the jet stream. The entrance (exit) region of a jet streak is where winds are accelerating into the back/upstream (decelerating out of the front/downstream) side of the streak
  3. Describe the impact thermal advection has on vertical motion and entrance and exit circulations; Gain an understanding of the characteristics of unbalanced jets and coupled jets; Keywords. jet streaks, jet streams, divergence, convergence, ageostrophic winds, entrance region dynamics, exit region dynamic

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latent hear and friction on the mesoscale circulations. In a series of experiments, the horizontal wind shear of the jet streak was increased relative to previous experiments while retaining the same maximum wind speed and alongstream variation in the wind. The result was an enhanced development of the direct and indirect circulations at the jet Transverse circulations in the exit and entrance regions of jet streaks are investigated through numerical simulation, a case study, and an application of the isallobaric wind equation in isentropic coordinates, to study the interaction between upper and lower tropospheric jets and the development of severe convective storms The transverse circulations are associated with diffluent exit and entrance regions of jet streaks embedded, respectively, at the bases of troughs moving across the Ohio and Tennessee valleys and across southeastern Canada. Surface low and high pressure systems, isobars, and frontal positions are also included (reproduced from)

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convection on jet streak circulations, an average divergence image was created for cases where storm reports were not present, and these results were compared to the average divergence field for cases with storm reports. Fig. 2. Density plots for a) all reports, b) hail reports, c) tornado reports, and d) wind reports Rapid evolution of a jet streak circulation in a pre-convective environment An analysis of the April 10, 1979 Red River Valley severe weather outbreak, using a three-hourly rawinsonde network, indicates that the preconvection environment is influenced by upper-level and lower-level tropospheric jet streaks (ULJs and LLJs) that act to destabilize the atmosphere, and contribute to low-level heat. Who We Are. MetEd is operated by The COMET ® Program, a talented team of scientists, instructional designers, and developers.We've been producing quality educational materials since 1989. COMET and MetEd are proud to be a part of UCAR Community Programs Diagnosing coupled jet-streak circulations for a northern plains snow band from the operational nested-grid model On 17 March 1989, moderate to heavy snow developed in a 100- to 200-km-wide band extending from South Dakota to northern Michigan. The 4- to 8-inch snowfall within this band was not associated with major cyclogenesis, and developed 500 to 600 km north of a stationary surface front

Jet streak circulations associated with a moderate

  1. Uccellini (1990) best describes the structure and ageostrophic circulations of jets: the entrance region is indicated by a transverse ageostrophic component directed toward the cyclonic-shear side of the jet, and represents the upper branch of a direct circulation marked by rising (sinking) motion on the anticyclonic or warm (cyclonic or cold) quadrant of the jet
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  3. 1975) maximum wind speeds within a jet streak increased nearly 15 m 5-l over three to six hours as the jet streak propagated eastward over the Great Lakes region. Severe convection, in the form of an MCC located southwest of the jet streak within the direct circulation in the en
  4. JET STREAK INTERACTION John Blank-WSFO Great Falls was influenced by the interaction of transverse vertical circulations associated with two separate jet streaks. Jet Streak Dynamics Before looking at the case, a brief review of jet streak dynamics is in order. Figure

The vertical circulations transverse to the jet streak, depicted in Figure 4B, are thermally direct in the entrance region and thermally indirect in the exit region. The sense of these circulations is consistent with the conversion from potential to kinetic energy required for an air parcel to increase its speed in the entrance region of the. The mass and momentum adjustments associated with the transverse circulations in the entrance and exit regions of a propagating upper tropospheric jet streak were investigated through numerical and case study results The vertical circulations transverse to the jet streak, depicted in Figure 4 (b), are thermally direct in the entrance region and thermally indirect in the exit region. The sense of these circulations is consistent with the conversion from potential to kinetic energy required for an air parcel to increase its speed in the entrance region of the. If we divide a jet streak in half width wise, we can see two circulations. A thermally direct circulation (warm air rises, cool air sinks) in the entrance region, and a thermally indirect circulation (cool air forced upward, warm air sinks) in the exit region. The places where rising air is occurring are the right entrance and left exit quadrants Regional Reanalysis (NARR) dataset revealed 79 possible coupled jet streak occurrences during the period. • Using the General Meteorological Package (GEMPAK) with the NARR dataset, plan-view and cross-sectional analyses of the possible occurrences were analyzed to ensure the interaction of the jet streak circulations

The Interaction of Jet Streak Circulations during Heavy Snow Events along the East Coast of the United State During the period examined, upper-level data and analyses portray a strong upper-tropospheric jet streak with maximum winds initially in excess of 85 m s −1 (≈170 kt) that weakened as it propagated southward around the base of a long-wave trough. The jet streak was accompanied by a strong upper front and tropopause fold, both of which imply. The interaction between the mass circulations within a mesoscale convective complex (MCC) and the entrance region of an upper tropospheric polar jet streak is examined to investigate mechanisms responsible for linking these two scales of motion Thus, jet streak circulations and isentropic surfaces are not independent. In other words, in jet entrance and exit regions, enhanced upper-level divergence may lead to enhanced flow and vertical motion along isentropic surfaces. Fig. 10: Cross-section of an east-west jet streak exit region. The core of jet is directed into the page so that the. The transverse circulations are associated with diffluent exit and entrance regions of jet streaks embedded, respectively, at the bases of troughs moving across the Ohio and Tennessee valleys and across southeastern Canada

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  1. My synoptic meteorology students may remember how direct and indirect transverse vertical circulations lead to enhanced precipitation in winter storms. Looking at the 120 hr model of the 12z run from Thursday, you can clearly see two jet streaks that are off-set, with the northern jet streak leading the southern jet streak
  2. Jet streaks and their associated circulations are mesoscale and are not in any way related to synoptic scale ascent and the QG equations of vertical motion (which can be shown through a scale analysis). Note that, in the 0Z analysis, which employs upper air soundings, the flow is indeed S-SE (also indicated in the cloud flow pattern and in.
  3. The existence, evolution, and interaction of vertical circulations associated with upper-level jet streaks during a moderate snowfall event are diagnosed using a nested grid model (NGM). The event itself is overviewed, and the diagnosis of transverse circulations utilizing NGM output is discussed

Uccellini, L.W. and P.J. Kocin, 1987: The interaction of jet streak circulations during heavy snow events along the east coast of the United States. Wea. Forecasting, 2, 289-308. Back to Research and Papers . VERTICAL MOTION FORCING MECHANISMS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A MESOSCALE VERY HEAVY SNOW BAND ACROSS NORTHERN KENTUCKY The COMET webcast, Jet Streak Circulation s, shows that upper-level divergence is maximized for a wave with large amplitude, short wavelength, strong winds at the jet streak level, and strong shear between jet streak level and the level of non-divergence (500-600 hPa) such as occurred on 23 December 2009 over the western Caribbean and tropical. Jet secondary circulations, moist convective environments, and mountain waves. The RWBs act as space-time boundary conditions and establish complex jet streak adjustments at semi-geostrophic motions scales, i.e., contracting 2500-5000 km Rossby wave forcing down to ~1000 km or smaller scale secondary circulations in the PJ and STJ Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers The problem of along-stream ageostrophic frontogenesis is studied by employing a numerical model at meso-alpha and meso-beta scales in simulations of the downstream circulations over the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Three-dimensional real data simulations at these two scales of motion are used to diagnose the transition from semigeostrophic cross-stream frontogenesis accompanying a.

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•Depict 2-D frontogenetical and transverse jet streak circulations on cross sections . The troposphere, except in shallow, narrow, rare locations, is stable to dry processes. For the purpose of synoptic analysis, these areas can be ignored and potential temperature used as a vertical coordinate. Potentia Uccellini, L. W., and P. J. Kocin, 1987: The interaction of jet streak circulations during heavy snow events along the East Coast of the United States. Wea. Forecasting, 1, 289-308. Uccellini, L. W., 1980: On the role of upper-tropospheric jet streaks and leeside cyclogenesis in the development of low-level jets in the Great Plains. Mon. Wea

jet streak coupling. This case is unique because it was short lived yet produced rainfall in excess of 3 inches of rain within 6 hours. References Hakim, Gregory J., Louis W. Uccellini, 1992: Diagnosing Coupled Jet-Streak Circulations for a Northern Plains Snow Band from the Operational Nested-Grid Model. Wea. Forecasting, 7, 26-48 Several transverse indirect circulations are displayed in the exit regions of jet streaks. A case of lateral shift toward the anticyclonic side of the jet axis of an indirect circulation is discussed with respect to the conceptual approach based on the frontogenetic forcing in highly idealized two-dimensional flow configurations

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  1. Furthermore, the rejuvenation is related to the combined effect of the direct and indirect cross vertical circulations appearing on the right side of the entrance of a polar jet streak and the left side of a subtropical jet streak exit, respectively
  2. Thunderstorm development is often found in the left exit region of jet streaks. We can apply the theory and research of jet streak circulations in order to better understand the current weather. The big question: would those storms have developed just as intensely without the assistance of the jet streak? Probably not. Cool stuff
  3. intensify circulations associated with a jet streak. More closely related to the work presented here, Keyser and Johnson (1984) found a connection between jet inten-sifications and latent heating in an early springtime MCC.Theyfounda15ms21 windspeedincreasewithin a jet streak over a 3-6-h time span. Using isentropi
  4. Question: [10 Pts] For The Jet Streak Provided Below, Which Resides In The Lower Troposphere In A Layer Immediately Above The Atmospheric Boundary Layer, Use Kinematics And PV Conservation To Identify The Nature Of The Vertical Circulations Within The Entrance And Exit Regions (i.e., Locations Of Ascent/descent). Show Any Relevant Work And Equations That Enable.
  5. (b) Vertical cross sections along AA 0 (entrance region of the jet streak) and BB 0 (exit region of the jet streak) of Fig. 4a, representing the along plane direct and indirect circulations (from.
  6. ageostrophic circulation transverse to upper-level polar jet (J1) and subtropical (J2) jet streak and isentropes (solid, 3K intervals). Vertical motions (arrows) have been exaggerated to emphasize the vertical circulations; and (b) Q vector diver­ gence field at 700 mb (solid = divergence, dashed = convergence, contour inter
  7. MetEd (2005) Jet streak circulations. Accessed December 4, 2019. National Weather Service (2019) Jet Stream Tutorial. Accessed December 4, 2019. NASA Scientific Visualization Studio (2011) The Polar Jet Stream. Accessed December 4, 2019. University of Illinois Jet Streaks. Accessed December 4, 2019. Wxonline The jet stream. Accessed December 4.

Furthermore, the rejuvenation is related to the combined effect of the direct and indirect cross vertical circulations appearing on the right side of the entrance of a polar jet streak and the left side of a subtropical jet streak exit, respectively. Journal. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics - Springer Journals. Published: Sep 20, 200 Uccellini Louis W., Paul J. Kocin 1987: The Interaction of Jet Streak Circulations during Heavy Snow Events along the East Coast of the United States. Weather and Forecasting vol 2, 289-308. Seluchi M. E., (1995): Diagnóstico y pronóstico de situaciones sinópticas conducentes a ciclogenesis sobre el este de Sudamérica, Geofisica Internacional, Vol. 34 (2), 171-186 Diagnosing Coupled Jet-Streak Circulations for a Northern Plains Snow Band from the Operational Nested-Grid Model. Article. Apr 1992; Gregory John Hakim. Louis W. Uccellini

That is, the circulations associated with the the cyclone center, aided by the transport of moisture upper-level PV anomalies enhance the lower-level through the jet-streak-induced transverse circulation anomalies, which in turn feedback positively to the (Huo et al. 1995) for exit regions of jet streaks. The entrance region of the Jet streaks also showed evidence of a direct thermal circulation in lower levels as the CMCB turned south and recrossed the jet axis trough. Attempts to identify certain physical forcing mechanisms related to jet streaks revealed mixed results NEIGHBORING UPPER LEVEL JET STREAKS, THEIR PROXIMITY, AND THEIR SYNERGESTIC COUPLING OF THE DIVERGENT REGIONS A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Masters of Science by JOSH KASTMAN Dr. Patrick Market, Thesis Advisor DECEMBER 201 Jet streak ageostrophic circulations are represented by SPC Hourly Mesoscale Analysis Archive images of 300hPa isotachs, height and ageostrophic wind. The transition from a closed circulation at 900hPa to a trough at 600hPa and subsequen You can see how the 3 Tropopause folds occur to the left of the jet streak entrances, which is consistant with what we know about upper-level jet streak circulations in the entrance regions, with convergence and sinking air to the left (left rear quadrant), pulling down the Stratospheric air, and divergence and rising air to the right (right.

On 29 November 1991 a series of collisions involving 164 vehicles occurred on Interstate 5 in the San Joaquin Valley in California in a dust storm that reduced the visibility to near zero. The accompanying high surface winds are hypothesized to result from intense upper-tropospheric downward motion that led to the formation of a strong upper front and tropopause fold and that transported high. In this study, two dust storms in northwestern Nevada (February 2002 and April 2004) are investigated through the use of Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model simulations. The focus of the study is twofold: (1) Examination of dynamic processes on the meso-β scale for both cases, and (2) analysis of extreme upper-air cooling prior to storm formation and the development of a nearly. Jet Streaks • Thermal wind arguments tell us the wind should change the fastest in the vertical above regions of strong horizontal temperature gradients. Thus, we expect to find strong winds (jets, jet streaks) in the general vicinity of fronts. • Jet streaks are localized areas of higher wind speed, and they induce circulations A brief case study is provided of a striking example of vertical and horizontal jet coupling associated with the upper jet level as well as upper- and lower-level jet coupling; these jet interactions.. It is well known that jet stream dynamics can have a major impact on surface sys­ tems; specifically, dynamics resulting from speed gradients in the jet stream (referred to as 'jet streaks). Uccellini and Kocin (1987) asserted that there is growing recognition that jet streak-induced circulations playa role in cyclogen­ esis

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Uccellini, L. W. and D. R. Johnson, 1979: The coupling of upper and lower tropospheric jet streaks and implications for the development of severe convective storms. Mon. Wea Rev., 107, 682-703. Whiteman, C. D., X. Bian, and Shiyuan Zhong, 1997: Low-Level Jet Climatology from Enhanced Rawinsonde Observations at a Site in the Southern Great. For example, for a straight upper-level jet streak, there is divergence in the right-entrance and left-exit regions, and convergence in the left-entrance and right-exit region of the jet streak. This creates something called the transverse circulation, where these is USUALLY upward motion in the left-exit and right-entrance regions, and. Theory and observations to understand mid-latitude weather systems. Focus is on application of quasi-geostrophic theory in weather forecasting. Analysis and interpretation of weather maps and numerical models. Development and life cycle of cyclones, fronts, and jet streams. Oasis Title: Synoptic Meteorol and Climatol: Prerequisite Request PDF | A 10Yr Climatology Relating the Locations of Reported Tornadoes to the Quadrants of Upper-Level Jet Streaks | Observations and numerical model simulations associate rising motions.

Because that jet's strength is determined by the temperature gradient in its surrounding area, the jet will strengthen as the warm air from thunderstorms races north. In response to the strengthening of the upper level jet streak, the low level jet will strengthen over the Southeast over the course of the day today In this paper, the mechanism and model-representation of a late-spring severe blizzard event on eastern Romania are studied. The mechanism relies on the coupled contribution of the tropospheric ageostrophic circulations associated to jet streaks. These circulations: (1) interact under local and regional forcing (sea surface temperature, topography and latent heat) and (2) feedback on enhancing. for linear upper level jet streak circulations, ageostrophic flow and mass conservation result in upward (downward) motion in the right entrance and left exit (left entrance and right exit) regions of a jet streak. Modifications to the 4QM are required in the presence of curved flow which results in a two-cell, rather than four Greg Hakim's Publications. My Google Scholar, ResearchGate, and ORCID pages . Books: . Weather: A Concise Introduction by G. J. Hakim and J. Patoux ; An Introduction.

L. W. Uccellini and P. J. Kocin, The interaction of jet streak circulations during heavy snow events along the East Coast of the United States, Weather and Forecasting, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 289-308, 1987. View at: Google Schola University Catalog. AHS 385. Synoptic Meteorology. Analysis of mid-latitude weather systems. Frontogenesis, jet streak circulations, and other lifting mechanisms. Alternative front and cyclone models. AHS 387. Broadcast Meteorology. Preparation and broadcast of radio and television forecasts through hands-on exercises

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Global Circulations: Planetary-scale winds. Synoptic Circulations: Macroscale winds, Weather systems are commonly found underneath jet streams. Jet streaks, which are very high-speed winds embedded within the jet stream, also influence the weather by deepening troughs of low pressure. An illustration of the polar and subtropical jet streams circulations in the entrance region [along dotted line labeled A-A ' in (a)] and exit region [along dotted line labeled B-B' in (a)] of a jet streak. Cross sections include two representative isentropes (dotted), upper-level jet location (marked by a J), relative positions of cold and warm air, upper-level divergence, horizonta For t > τ , the easterly zonal jet is advected downstream at the relative velocity U − c, leaving an isolated, meso- α -scale, westerly zonal jet streak in the vicinity of the forcing center. The ageostrophic winds characterize a mesoscale cyclonic circulation that circumvents the forcing center

for linear upper level jet streak circulations, ageostrophic . flow and mass conservation result in upward (downward) motion in the right entrance and left exit (left A linear theory for jet streak formation due to zonal momentum forcing in a stably stratified atmosphere. Yuh-lang Lin. Ronald Weglarz. Yuh-lang Lin. Ronald Weglarz. Related Papers. Jetlet Formation from Diabatic Forcing with Applications to the 1994 Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak They hypothesized that the rising branches of jet streak circulations could destabilize the atmosphere by lifting a potentially unstable atmospheric layer. In addition, Uccellini and Johnson (1979) proposed that mass adjustments associated with a propagating upper-level jet streak can enhance the low-level jet, a feature that is often present. midlevel circulations or jet streaks and occasionally in combination with weak warm air advection at middle levels. A few possible storm classifications have been com-bined with other storm types or omitted from analysis in this study. Named tropical cyclones are excluded because of their infrequency relative to other storm types

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Jet streams are fast flowing, narrow, meandering air currents in the atmospheres of some planets, including Earth. On Earth, the main jet streams are located near the altitude of the tropopause and are westerly winds (flowing west to east). Their paths typically have a meandering shape. Jet streams may start, stop, split into two or more parts, combine into one stream, or flow in various. 18) When the jet center has rounded the southern periphery of the trough and moves poleward along the downstream ridge, and is not followed by another jet streak upstream, the low will move _____ and _____ Here, we discuss an ageostrophic circulation set up around a jet streak (defined next). Definitions: A jet streak is a core of relative maximum winds, usually centered near tropopause level. A typical jet streak is roughly 500 - 1000 km long and a few hundred km wide. term does NOT refer to the climatological maxima in the subtropical jet circulations associated with the entrance and exit regions of upper-level jet streaks is illustrated by the 27-28 December 1990 and 20-22 April 1992 storms. Diagnoses of the December 1987 bomb case revealed that elevated convective instability associated with Observation finds the strongest STJ and PJ outbreaks (three of the top five strongest in terms of AFMs) are influenced by the left jet exit region of a merged jet streak or STJ streak and the right jet entrance region of a PJ streak (Fig. 7b). In this manner, the ageostrophic transverse circulations align to create enhanced large-scale ascent.

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Jet streaks as an upper-level forcing mechanism was examined by Uccellini and Kocin (1987) in their work with heavy snowfall events along the East coast of the United States. They showed that the positioning of the jet streaks and their associated vertical circulations provide a link between the upper-level troughs, jet streaks and the surfac Furthermore, the rejuvenation is related to the combined effect of the direct and indirect cross vertical circulations appearing on the right side of the entrance of a polar jet streak and the.

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The three concepts that form the centerpiece of this new paradigm include 1) the role of nearby transverse secondary circulations and their deep quasigeostrophic vertical motions accompanying both the polar jet streak entrance region and subtropical jet streak exit region, 2) geostrophic adjustment of the mass to the wind field in proximity to. Vertical circulations form near the jet streak, making those prime locations for severe turbulence. Jet stream level winds over 200 mph are also quite common in the winter over the north Pacific. circulations will be examined for a heavy snowband in an extratropical cyclone. On 10-11 December 1997, a cyclone of surface to 500 mb. South of the vortex, a 500 mb jet streak extended from WSW to ENE. The west portion of the snowband was close to the vortex center and north of the jet streak. Both contributed to the shearin

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The interaction of jet streak circulations during heavy snow events along the east coast of the United States. Weather and Forecasting, 2: 289-308. Article Google Scholar Uccellini, L. W., Keyser, D., Brill, K. F., and Wash, C. H., 1985. The Presidents' Day cyclone of 18-19 February 1979: Influence of upstream trough amplification and. (Upper) Mean wind vectors at 200 hPa (1968-1996). The TEJ core is over the northern Indian Ocean; winds greater than 20 m s-1 extend from the Maritime Continent (the region of Southeast Asia located between the Indian and Pacific Oceans) to Ethiopia. (Lower) Schematic of an idealized jet streak; its secondary circulation, and regions of expected upper-level divergence (rising motion) and. The Rossby radius of deformation is a parameter that describes the relative role of buoyant and inertial forces for atmospheric phenomena in a flow regime. It will be demonstrated that it can also be used to determine whether or not forcing for vertical motions in the region between upper level tropospheric jet streaks overlaps or interacts. Using predefined points in the entrance and exit. You need a source of lift to generate precipitation such as snow. That indeed can be provided by a surface front, where there'd be warm air involved... but can also be generated by jet streak circulations, positive vorticity advection increasing with height (upper level lows), elevated fronts, isentropic lift, etc

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The Interaction of Jet Streak Circulations during Heavy Snow Events along the East Coast of the United States. Weather and Forecasting 2, no. 4 (1987): 289-308. Uccellini, L. W., et al. The President's Day Cyclone of 18-19 February 1979: A Subsynoptic Overview and Analysis of the Subtropical Jet Streak Influencin Theoretical Sawyer-Eliassen Circulations As we've discussed in class, the structure of ageostrophic circulations in a straight jet streak with no geostrophic temperature advection resembles the four-quadrant model with a thermally direct circulation in the jet entrance region and a thermally indirect circulation in the jet exit region (Panel A) Evaluation of the interaction of the low level Cold Moist Conveyor Belt CMCB with upper level jet streaks is accomplished using isentropic surfaces. Primary goals are 1 to assess where the CMCB flows with respect to the low level flow and upper level jet streak 2 to demonstrate that the CMCB plays a part in the transverse circulations for the upper jet streak entrance and exit regions and 3 to. View Low Level Jet Stream PPTs online, safely and virus-free! Many are downloadable. Learn new and interesting things. Get ideas for your own presentations. Share yours for free of the jet exit region of an upper-level jet streak. The transverse circulation of the jet exit region is associated with storm formation and sustenance, which was explored in a case study with an unusually strong upper-level jet streak by Bluestein and Thomas (1984). There have been more recent studies focusing on relating jet quadrants to tornad

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Bulging dryline convection is associated with upper-level jet streaks which are synoptic-scale features. This research focusses on the interaction of the jet streak aloft, the dryline and an advancing cold front. Vertical motion associated with upper-tropospheric ageostrophic wind acceleration Secondary circulations that occurred in the presence of inertial instabilities were springtime when large CAPE and a strong jet streak often coexist, the atmosphere may be both convectively and symmetrically unstable. Recent modeling work by Seman (1994) suggests that parcel descent in these con • †Jet Streams • †Jet Streak Circulations • †Mesoscale Convective Systems: Squall Lines and Bow Echoes • Nighttime Radiation and Cooling of the Lower Atmosphere • Principles of Convection I: Buoyancy and CAP This jet streak and the circulations will be an important feature as the day continues. In conjunction with the negatively tilted trough is a negatively tilted ridge arcing from Saskatchewan to the central Mississippi River valley. 500mb contains many similarities as 300mb at the continenta (Fig. 1c). Both jet streaks were associated with two distinct short waves imbedded in the long wave pattern. Short waves were identified by examining layer Q-vector convergence between 700-mb and 500-mb. The first short wave was associated with the northern stream jet streak and was located just north Maine at 1500 UTC (Fig. 1a)

Through the incorporation of vertical structure and divergent circulations, these representations of jet streaks extend those presented previously by the authors using a non-divergent barotropic model. It is shown that these vortex representations display characteristic signatures similar to those observed in atmospheric jet streaks In response, the classical jet streak' configuration is distorted as the exit region accelerates downstream. The positive velocity divergence tendency produces a net mass flux divergence throughout the column. In turn, ascent and midtropospheric cooling is observed within the right exit region of the accelerating jet streak

the streaks will first experience positive and then nega tive acceleration. The acceleration of transient air within the streak is accomplished by cross-contour flow. Murray and Daniels (1953) have noted that organized patterns of cross-contour flow in jet streaks represented direct and indirect transverse circulations. Reite CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): The role of jet streaks and their associated upper-level structures (fronts, troughs, thermal fields, etc.) in enhancing orographically-induced aviation turbulence near and above the tropopause is investigated. The primary hypothesis for this research suggests that there is an optimal configuration for the positioning. Mesoscale model simulations are performed in order to provide insight into the complex role of jet streak adjustments in establishing an environment favorable to the generation of gravity waves on 11-12 July 1981. This wave event was observed in unprecedented detail downstream of the Rocky Mountains in Montana during the Cooperative Convective Precipitation Experiment. The high-resolution. strongly underscore how mesoscale jet streak adjustment processes, even in the absence of strong diabatic heating, may control low-level mass and momentum fields. In partic-ular, the preliminary findings highlight how thermally direct and unbalanced ageostrophic circulations at the mesoscale within the lower troposphere can supercede larger-scal

CM: Jet Streak Circulations; CM: Using Hodographs; CM: Buoyancy and CAPE; CM: Convective Storm Matrix: Buoyancy/Shear Dependencies; CM: The role of vertical shear on convective storms; Deep Convection Forecast Parameters: Forecast parameters (.mp4) Discussion of Forecast Parameters; forecasting parameters (optional .pptx left exit region of the jet streak entering the area from the northwest and in association with the upper-level front. At finer scales, gravity waves were found to have been generated both from the terrain and from indirect circulations associated with the jet streak. Model output from runs with grid lengths of 2km and less clearly showe Jet Stream/Jet Streak • Jet stream: an intense, narrow, quasi-horizontal current of wind that is associated with strong vertical shear. - Found at or near the tropopause. • Intense: at least 30 m/s (~60 kts) for upper troposphere. • Narrow: ~1/2 to 1 order of magnitude less in width than its length Figure 4(a) displays a jet streak >80 m [s.sup.-1] over the Pacific Ocean between 175[degrees]W and 155[degrees]W. Slightly east of 150[degrees]W, the jet streak splits into distinct poleward and equatorward branches that merge again near 125[degrees]W over Baja California and northern Mexico 49 scale imbalance, (3) the mesoscale mass adjustment is associated with circulations about a highly 50 accelerative jet streak resulting from the merger of the PJ and STJ, (4) the structure of the jet 51 streak resulting from this merger governs the evolution of the geometry of the dust plumes, wit

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Figure 1.10: Vertical motion (10-1 μbs-1) at 600 mb associated with (a) a linear jet streak, (b) a cyclonically curved jet streak, and (c) an anticyclonically curved jet streak, with the jet axis indicated by the heavy line. Data from initial time in a two-layer primitive equatio Together these circulations produce substantial low- level frontogenesis in an area between the upper-level jet streaks. Also, the wind field accelerates dramatically (over Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas) as a response to this strengthening pressure and temperature gradients

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