convective cloud

convective cloud

[kən′vek·div ′klau̇d]
(meteorology)
A cloud which owes its vertical development, and possibly its origin, to convection.
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If not tied to a vortex, the storm could be a massive convective cloud, the kinds of which have been seen before on other planets, such as on Saturn in 2010.
The research team, which also included scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Colorado, Boulder, analyzed data from 2,430 convective cloud systems and found that the amount of aerosols in the air could account for around 20 percent of the variability in a cloud system's lifetime over South Asia and Latin America.
We are also expecting some convective cloud formation during the afternoon, especially in the eastern areas which may cause some rainfall too.
This is unusual for our time of year perhaps, but this can account for the development of seemingly convective cloud band identifiable from Angola to our southeast.
Previous studies have indicated a large spread in deep convective cloud simulations using different microphysics schemes, although isolating the processes responsible for these differences is difficult because of the use of different dynamical models and other complications.
The ability for some easterly flow convective cloud to recur above our northeast persists.
As the northern hemisphere moves toward summer, Cassini scientists predict large convective cloud systems will form there and precipitation greater than that inferred in the south could further fill the northern lakes with hydrocarbons.
I tell all my online weather students that I can teach them to find the tops of non-convective clouds in about four minutes, but it will take four hours to learn how to determine the height of convective cloud tops.
The researchers discovered that heavy rain develops when two or more thunderstorm clouds collide and interact, and that the convective cloud systems collide more often as surface temperatures increase.
Tropical areas that experienced more and more unbalanced levels of sunshine and rainfall witnessed an in-kind jump in convective cloud cover.
A research team analyzed satellite data of more than 2,400 convective cloud systems.