cyclonic shear

cyclonic shear

[sī′klän·ik ′shir]
(meteorology)
Horizontal wind shear of such a nature that it contributes to the cyclonic vorticity of the flow; that is, it tends to produce cyclonic rotation of the individual air particles along the line of flow.
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The TVS was identified in this study as a cyclonic shear signature with a local maximal gate-to-gate azimuthal radial velocity difference (DV) of at least 20 m [s.sup.-1] over an azimuthal distance of one beamwidth [the same criteria used by Meng and Yao (2014)].