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Analysis of remote sensings of a sudden rainstorm in NE China
Author(s): Meiying Yuan; Zechun Li; Xiaoling Zhang
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Paper Abstract

A MCC-caused sudden rainstorm occurred on August 10, 2006 in NE China. Related observations, satellite/radar imagery and automatic stations measurements were employed to investigate detailed evolutions of the MCC-associated large-scale background field, the imagery, the MCC (mesoscale convective complex) meso structure at its mature stage. Consequently, were revealed the MCC environmental features and multi-scale structures. The mature MCC was an elliptical meso cloud mass on the satellite image and a convective cloud line developing into a squall on the radar image, with the same orientation as the major axis of the elliptical MCC. The squall line consisted of multiple meso-β clouds. And the rainstorm hitting the county Tailai was produced by the developing meso-β cloud at the rear right end of the squall, with its prominent characteristic being the quickly intensified meso-γ vorticity produced by shear.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6679, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability IV, 66790Y (9 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.730927
Show Author Affiliations
Meiying Yuan, Nanjing Univ. of Information Science and Technology (China)
Provincial Meteorological Observatory of Heilongjiang (China)
Zechun Li, National Meteorological Ctr. (China)
Xiaoling Zhang, National Meteorological Ctr. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6679:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability IV
Wei Gao; Susan L. Ustin, Editor(s)

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