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MCS ( Mesoscale Convective System ) NW Australia 21st Nov 2006
« on: 22 November 2006, 04:12:57 PM »
Looking over NW Australia atm, you can see intense concerntration of lightning under the system, with a large circular anvil shield. Havent got my measuring tape out to check if its legal size *giggles*, but definitely an interesting feature.

See satellite images below

Formed on evening, from thunderstorms, and will probably last 6 hours. We get about 20 a year for the Australia region.

NB: Tropical Cyclone moving SE through Fiji visible on RH edge of IR sat.
« Last Edit: 05 December 2006, 07:45:16 AM by Michael Bath »
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Re: MCS ( Mesoscale Convective System ) NW australia
« Reply #1 on: 22 November 2006, 04:31:24 PM »
Hi John,

Yes I guess we can talk further about the definitions of mesoscale convective system in the technical discussion thread but yes there is no doubt about this being a Mesoscale Convective System MCS. The much rarer feature is its cousin - the MCC or Mesoscale Convective Complex.

But getting back on track, it looked quite good in the setting sun on visible imagery - once again we hope Michael can place it online. It was quite a coincidence that Paul Graham and I discussed that region for providing the focus of strong activity given the high CAPE (Convective Available Potential Energy) environment.

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Re: MCS ( Mesoscale Convective System ) NW australia
« Reply #2 on: 23 November 2006, 02:29:28 AM »
« Last Edit: 05 December 2006, 07:46:28 AM by Michael Bath »
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