Radar Image of Gust Front
A NOAA research weather radar observed a gust front and its parent thunderstorm as they passed directly over the radar site in North Dakota, revealing this vertical cross section. Radar reflectivity data are shown in color-coded contours, where the hotter colors indicate heavier rain. Outflow air from the storm at the ground produced the gust front, which kicked up dust and insects that the radar detected. Based on a 1997article by Brooks Martner (see "articles" tab). With thanks to NOAA/ESRL/PSD.
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