Tilted Vertical Structure of a
Developing Wave Cyclone
- The upper-level low MUST be
located north and west of the surface low - i.e.,
the area of low pressure must tilt to the
northwest with height.
- Here is an example in real life - surface
- Here is an even better example:
- An area of divergence
MUST be directly above the surface low
- If divergence aloft > convergence at
surface, will the low will deepen, intensifying
the storm, or will it decay?
- if divergence aloft <
convergence at surface, will the low will deepen,
Would a wave cyclone intensify or dissipate if the
upper trough were located to the east of the surface disturbance?
Explain with the aid of a diagram.