Cold small-scale cyclones over the eastern Mediterranean

P. Alpert, B. U. Neeman

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The lows in the eastern Mediterranean (EM) based on the 1982-86 ECMWF data were classified according to some indicative variables of the low center's surroundings including horizontal scale, temperature, static instability, humidity, surface latent heat flux, baroclinicity and the jetstream location. A quite distinct group of cold meso-α scale (1300km) cyclones were found to be characterized by higher-than-average vorticity for cyclones with a similar scale, stronger sea latent heat fluxes but also slightly enhanced baroclinicity and near average low-tropospheric static instability. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-179
Number of pages7
JournalTellus, Series A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography
Volume44 A
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992


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