Intensity of convective motions in marine atmospheric boundary layer retrieved from ocean surface radar imagery
- Space Research Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Abstract. The paper focuses on the occurrence and development of coherent structures observed in the atmosphere above ocean under natural conditions. Microwave imaging radars are suggested as data take instruments. The phenomena of marine atmospheric cells and rolls onset, horizontal planform, aspect ratio and scaling phenomena are examined. Convective patterns manifested in radar images and information derived on the intensity of atmospheric motion are discussed.