Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 105–111 | Cite as

An analysis of the structure of thunderstorm in the atmospheric boundary layer

  • Zhu Cuijuan 
  • Li Xingsheng 
  • Ye Zhuojia 


The structure of thunderstorm in the atmospheric boundary layer in Beijing area is analysed by using three-year data of tower. It is indicated that the outflow current of the thunderstorm in the lower layer is a sort of density current. An area of evident wind direction shear is found at about half an hour to one hour before the arrival of the gust front. The maximum intensity of the shear can reach 0.35sec−1 The inner structure within the density current is also very complicated. At the nocturnal stable boundary layer in summertime, the development of the convective motions is often triggered due to the instability of the Kelvin-Helmholtz wave.


Wind Speed Atmospheric Boundary Layer Horizontal Wind Speed North Wind Vertical Speed 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhu Cuijuan 
    • 1
  • Li Xingsheng 
    • 1
  • Ye Zhuojia 
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsAcademia SinicaBeijing

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