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Fig. 3 | Progress in Earth and Planetary Science

Fig. 3

From: Atmospheric structures in the troposphere as revealed by high-resolution backscatter images from MU radar operating in range-imaging mode

Fig. 3

As in Fig. 1 but from 12:00 to 18:00 LT on June 13, 2015, during the ShUREX 2015 campaign. The layer between the two high humidity gradient sheets evolves into MCT around 15:00 LT, presumably due to precipitation from within the cloud falling into dry air below the cloud base, evaporating and triggering instability and strong convection. The top of the MCT layer is the cloud base, and a strong jump in the refractive index gradient occurs there. CBL with strong convective plume activity penetrating above 2 km altitude can also be seen between 12:00 and 14:00 LT. Inverted V tracks of the UAV can be seen in and above the CBL

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