Vortices downwind of the Kuril Islands

July 28th, 2020 |

Himawari-8 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images [click to play animation | MP4]

Himawari-8 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images [click to play animation | MP4]

JMA Himawari-8 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images (above) showed trains of vortices extending downwind (southeast) of the Kuril Islands on 28-29 July 2020 (surface analyses). One unusual aspect of these features was the development of small cloud elements within the cloud-free “hole” portion of some of the vortices.

H/T to Santiago Gassó for alerting us to this interesting case.

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