'Mesoscale Convective' System
Yet heerein will I imitate the Sunne
Who doth permit the base contagious cloudes
To smother vp his Beauty from the world...
William Shakespeare, "Henry the Fourth", Actus Primus, Scaena Secunda.
Type "Mesoscale Convective system" looks on satellite images as a circle,
an oval, sometimes disorderly, but always compact.
It can be emerged
This is spreading type.
To the "Mesoscale Convective system" belong also "Cloud Clusters", "Squall Lines" and mainly the "Circular Cloud Areas", which are accompanied with a Hurricane or a Typhoon. The last one will be described in the separate article.
The structures of this type will observed also over the land between the latitudes of 40°N and 40°S.
If warm air rises above the cooler one, it begins to cool
down and the water vapour condenses as water droplets. This condensation
causes the heating of surrounding air and thus the continuation of its
| Glob. occr. diagram
of 'Mesoscale Convective' System
Microscale Meteorology Scientific Highlights