Research on above anvil cirrus plumes

“Icy Plumes!” on NSF’s The Discovery Files

Supercell storm clouds act like atmospheric mountains (Science)

Link to O’Neill et al AMS 2020 poster: “Hydraulic Jump Dynamics in an Above-Anvil Cirrus Plume in a 50-m Resolution Simulated Supercell”

Recent department seminar given by Dr. Leigh Orf
Recent department seminar given by Dr. Morgan O’Neill

UW-Madison press release
Stanford University press release

Selected references with links:

Smith, J. B., 2021: Convective hydration of the stratosphere. Science, 373, 1194–1195. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.abl8740

O’Neill, M. E., L. Orf, G. M. Heymsfield, and K. Halbert, 2021: Hydraulic jump dynamics above supercell thunderstorms. Science, 373, 1248–1251. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.abh3857

Bedka, K., E. M. Murillo, C. R. Homeyer, B. Scarino, and H. Mersiovsky, 2018: The Above-Anvil Cirrus Plume: An Important Severe Weather Indicator in Visible and Infrared Satellite Imagery. Weather Forecast., 33, 1159–1181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-18-0040.1

Homeyer, C. R., J. D. McAuliffe, and K. M. Bedka, 2017: On the Development of Above-Anvil Cirrus Plumes in Extratropical Convection. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 1617–1633. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-16-0269.1

Fujita, T., 1974: OVERSHOOTING THUNDERHEADS OBSERVED FROM ATS AND LEARJET. SMRP, 117. https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/19740018973

Long, R. R., 1954: Some Aspects of the Flow of Stratified Fluids: II. Experiments with a Two-Fluid System. Tell’Us, 6, 97–115. https://doi.org/10.3402/tellusa.v6i2.8731

Wang, P. K., 2003: Moisture plumes above thunderstorm anvils and their contributions to cross‐tropopause transport of water vapor in midlatitudes. J. Geophys. Res., 108, https://doi.org/10.1029/2002jd002581.