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Common Remarks

Zonda is a warm and extremely dry downslope windstorm on the leeside of the Andes, occurring at about 25°- 37°S. It causes sudden temperature rise, humidity drop, strong winds and gusts. Zonda events may cause health problems, severe damage to buildings, communication infrastructure being shut down, initiation and propagation of fires. It is a threat to aviation because of the associated intense turbulence.

I. Cloud Structure In Satellite Images

Learn about how to recognise and detect Zonda in satellite images.

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II. Meteorological Physical Background

Find out more about the meteorlogical and physical background of Zonda

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III. Key Parameters

Learn which key parameters to use for montoring Zonda

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IV. Typical Appearance In Vertical Cross Sections

Find out the typical appearance of Arctic Zonda in vertical cross section

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V. Weather Events

Explore the weather events associated with Zonda

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VI. References

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