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Sting jets in intense winter North-Atlantic windstorms
Description: In this study researchers demonstrate sting jets are a common feature of windstorms; up to a third of the 100 most intense North-Atlantic winter windstorms over the last two decades satisfy conditions for sting jets. The sting jet is a mesoscale descending airstream that can cause strong near-surface winds in the dry slot of the cyclone, a region not usually associated with strong winds. Despite their localized transient nature, these sting jets can cause significant damage. [Source: Environmental Research Letters]
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Source: Environmental Research Letters
Publish Date: 5/10/2012
Reading Level: Expert
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