Observing and Monitoring with Remote Sensors
Meteorologists use radar and satellite to observe and monitor thunderstorms
What is observed?
- Rainfall => main component of thunderstorms
o Can cause flash floods - dBZ, rain rate over specific area
o higher dbZ, more water vapour is contained => higher rain
- Sensible heat is consumed to evaporate water (i.e., to change its phase
from liquid to vapour).
o This sensible heat is