By Richard H. Johnson, Robert A. Houze Jr.
Through a chain of stories through invited specialists, this monograph will pay tribute to Richard Reed's impressive contributions to meteorology and his management within the technology neighborhood over the last 50 years.
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Extra info for A Half Century of Progress in Meteorology: A Tribute to Richard Reed
6. Applications of PV thinking a. Overview The application of PV thinking concepts (Hoskins et al. 1985; Hoskins 1990; McIntyre 1999) to the real atmosphere has its roots in the pioneering use of PV as a tracer by Reed, Sanders, and Danielsen (and others) to help deduce the three-dimensional structure of cyclones and upper-level fronts. The cornerstone and value of the PV perspective, whether approached observationally or theoretically, is that the relevant dynamics can be inherently connected with the observations to help facilitate a cause and effect understanding of the physical mechanisms at work in the atmosphere.
1996). e intensification computed by Reed et al. (1994) was roughly one-half what they found in their full-physics simulation. Potential vorticity inversion and attribution techniques like those used by Davis et al. (1996) might be employed to address the issue of whether upper-level frontogenesis and tropopause folding play an active or passive role in cyclogenesis. c. Dynamic tropopause and downstream development The use of DT maps to visualize global and regional circulations and weather systems has been summarized by Morgan and Nielsen-Gammon (1998) and NielsenGammon (2001).
Section appear to be confluent across the tropopause fold at 500 and 400 hPa, consistent with the domination of frontogenesis (Fig. 24d) by confluence (not shown). At PIT the tropopause fold is associated with an increase of potential temperature of 45 K and an increase in wind speed of almost 50 m S-I, respectively, over the 575500-hPa layer. Comparison of Fig. 27b with Fig. 22d reveals that PIT, where steady light snow was falling (not shown) lies well to the west of a departing cyclone. A remnant of the surface frontal inversion is apparent near the 800-hPa level.
A Half Century of Progress in Meteorology: A Tribute to Richard Reed by Richard H. Johnson, Robert A. Houze Jr.