cloud shield

cloud shield

[′klau̇d ‚shēld]
(meteorology)
The principal cloud structure of a typical wave cyclone, that is, the cloud forms found on the cold-air side of the frontal system.
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In our research, high-resolution visible satellite data revealed horizontally propagating gravity waves in the UTLS outflow emanating from thunderstorms near the western edge of a large cloud shield on 3-4 June 2015.
While they can be organized in a linear fashion, their characteristic signature on an infrared satellite image is an oval-shaped cold (high) cloud shield that can easily cover the entire state of Wyoming, with tops that reach FL600.
The same dress and belt, and likely earrings and bead necklace, are worn by a woman in another photo in the series, identified as Fighting Cloud Shield's wife.
Two Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) infrared 11-pm images at 1500 and 1800 UTC bounding the CloudSat overpass indicate the rapid development of the polar low cloud shield. In Fig.
As this transition occurs, hurricanes become less symmetrical and their advance cloud shields expand significantly in area because they are moving into an environment very different from that of the low latitudes.