Hailstorm Structure Viewed from 32,000 Feet

  1. Helmut Weickmann
  1. Robert M. Cunningham

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM005p0325

Physics of Precipitation: Proceedings of the Cloud Physics Conference, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, June 3-5, 1959

Physics of Precipitation: Proceedings of the Cloud Physics Conference, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, June 3-5, 1959

How to Cite

Cunningham, R. M. (1960) Hailstorm Structure Viewed from 32,000 Feet, in Physics of Precipitation: Proceedings of the Cloud Physics Conference, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, June 3-5, 1959 (ed H. Weickmann), American Geophysical Union, Washington D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM005p0325

Author Information

  1. Aerophysics Laboratory, Geophysics Research Directorate, Air Force Cambridge, Research Center, Bedford, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1960

Book Series:

  1. Geophysical Monograph Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Waldo E. Smith

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900056

Online ISBN: 9781118668931

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Keywords:

  • Ambient atmosphere;
  • Canadian grid technique;
  • Cumulus system;
  • Hail and thunderstorm;
  • Hailstorm structure;
  • Photographs and measurement;
  • Surface and upper-air conditions

Summary

Photographs taken near Cheyenne, Wyoming, on a high-altitude flight from the cloud-studies aircraft of AFCRC show hail thrown out of the side of a large organized thunderstorm. A small vortex is visible at one edge of the hail shaft. The relation of the hail region to other regions of the cloud is clearly evident. The cloud and hail patterns, revealed after mapping the clouds from the photographs, suggest a horizontal cyclonic circulation of the whole storm.