Wind Event Week 2022

30 Minutes

Hans-Peter Roesli

Cloud patterns expose wind fields

Published: 11 March 2022

Vertical and horizontal winds in a moist airmass may generate characteristic cloud patterns. Vice versa specific cloud patterns expose the wind fields behind the scene. The talk illustrates this interplay with imagery from data of operational sun-synchronous and geo-synchronous imaging satellites. It shows cases like gravity waves, undular bores, haboobs, ship tracks or stack plumes.

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