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Through a sequence of reports through invited specialists, this monograph will pay tribute to Richard Reed's extraordinary contributions to meteorology and his management within the technology group over the last 50 years.

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13 illustrates that foldogenesis (foldolysis) occurs upstream (downstream) of the trough axis throughout the life cycle of the baroclinic wave, that the foldogenesis function increases by nearly a factor of 100 between days 5 and 8, and that the foldogenesis mechanism is operative while the baroclinic wave is in its quasi-linear growth phase 3 days before the appearance of the tropopause fold on day 8. The reconciliation of the foldogenesis viewpoint of Wandishin et al. (2000) with the Shapiro effect (coldair advection in confluent flow and forced subsidence) mechanism of Rotunno et al.

Eruptions of high potential temperature air well poleward occur in conjunction with ridging while excursions of low potential temperature air deep into the subtropics occur with troughing. , Namias and Clapp 1944; Orlanski and Katzfey 1991; Orlanski and Sheldon 1993, 1995; Bosart et al. 1996; Lackmann et al. 1996; Chang 1993, 1999). The formation of upper-level fronts might be anticipated to occur preferentially in northwesterly flow downstream of amplifying ridges where the potential temperature gradient on the DT becomes very large.

12. Plot of (light solid lines, CI=5 K) at day 7 at z=6 km on the same domain as shown in Figs. , (c) F'ilb and (d) Fs. For all F" CI=20 (K/I00 km)2/10 5 s. Source: Fig. 19 from Rotunno et al. (1994). will steepen the DT (Fig. 11 b). Vertical shear in the presence of a sloping DT will steepen the DT and can result in a folded DT (Fig. 11c). Horizontal confluence/convergence by itself can steepen the DT until it is vertical, but it cannot produce a tropopause fold. Note also that at the point where the DT approaches the vertical, the slope becomes infinite and (3) is no longer generally applicable.

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