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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Most of recent studies on interactions between aerosol and the instability have been performed by using CAPE and these studies have been based on one air column and an isolated convective cloud in it (e.g., [24]).
The convective cloud formations today might be accompanied by rainfall during afternoon, the NCM said on Twitter.
A convective cloud system developed rapidly this afternoon and is likely to bring sudden downpours to much of Taiwan.
In the latest storm update, wind speeds at the centre of the storm were 60-55 knots, with the nearest convective cloud bands 170 kilometers from the coast.
In particular, these targets included 1) a definition of the vertical and horizontal structure of the atmospheric thermodynamic state and its evolution to form a basis for the construction of accurate large-scale forcing environments for cloud and land surface model simulations, 2) characterization of the variability of cloud and precipitation microphysical properties through the convective cloud life cycle from surface- and aircraft-based remote sensing and in situ observations, and 3) identification of updraft and downdraft dynamics within convective clouds and their relation to lower-tropospheric stability and boundary layer structure.
The Directorate General of Meteorology (DGM) office has forecast clear skies for the next two days with chance of convective cloud development and isolated rain over the Al Hajar mountains and adjoining wilayats.
Additionally, the nearest convective cloud bands were 525 kill from the coast.
Forecasters see a chance of convective cloud formation by afternoon, which could mean some showers if we get lucky.
Additionally, the nearest convective cloud bands were 400 kilometres from the coast.
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for 10 counties and cities in Taiwan as a powerful convective cloud system has formed over southern and western parts of Taiwan proper.
Observations from the two aircraft provide a unique dataset of three-dimensional structure of convective cloud systems and their environment from the flight level, airborne Doppler radar, microphysics probes, ocean surface imaging, global positioning system (GPS) dropsonde, and airborne expendable bathythermograph (AXBT) data.
As the weather front brings a convective cloud system, sudden heavy downpours are likely today from Yunlin and areas north, according to the CWB.