By Richard H. Johnson, Robert A. Houze Jr.
Through a chain of stories by way of invited specialists, this monograph can pay tribute to Richard Reed's impressive contributions to meteorology and his management within the technological know-how neighborhood during the last 50 years.
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Black contours are 250-hPa wind speed at 20 m S-I increments starting at 30 m S-I. Red contours are 1000-hPa heights contoured every 200 m for values of 0 m and below. Labels A-G indicate successive troughs and ridges in a Rossby wave packet. " Source: Fig. 4 from Nielsen-Gammon (2001). March 1993 and a 24-h forecast DT map verifying at 0000 UTC 13 March 1993 from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Medium-Range Forecast (MRF) model. 5 0 gridded analyses, is the eruption of an enormous ridge and associated jet on the DT over the southeastern United States in the 24-h period ending 0000 UTC 13 March.
25d). A computation of total foldogenesis from (3) and the contributions to foldogenesis from horizontal confluence from (4) and from differential vertical motion from (5) for 1200 UTC 9 December and 0000 UTC 10 December are shown in Fig. 26. On the coarse-resolution scale of the NCEP-NCAR reanalysis, foldogenesis (computed by looking upward to the DT from below) is dominated by horizontal confluence (Figs. 26c-f), is maximized on the upstream side of the tropopause fold region (Figs. 25d and Fig.
10d) and the potential temperature and perturbation height at 4125 m (Fig. 6a of Rotunno et al. 1994, not shown) suggests that the DT vertical wall lies near the southern boundary of the region of intense frontogenesis due to tilting. Fig. 13 (Fig. 9 in Wandishin et al. 2000) depicts the height of the DT and the foldogenesis function for days 5-8. In general, Fig. 13 illustrates that foldogenesis (foldolysis) occurs upstream (downstream) of the trough axis throughout the life cycle of the baroclinic wave, that the foldogenesis function increases by nearly a factor of 100 between days 5 and 8, and that the foldogenesis mechanism is operative while the baroclinic wave is in its quasi-linear growth phase 3 days before the appearance of the tropopause fold on day 8.
A Half Century of Progress in Meteorology: A Tribute to Richard Reed by Richard H. Johnson, Robert A. Houze Jr.