Developments in meteorological satellites and radar have promoted the study of the organization and evolution of convective systems. The evolution of convective systems is affected by dynamic and thermodynamic conditions. The organizational modes of convection can to some extent affect the type of weather events. Severe convective wind (SCW) events occur frequently over North China, but which of the primary organizational modes are responsible for SCW events over North China? A paper published in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences sought to solve this problem.
Severe wind events for mountain and plain regions over North China are mainly associated with cluster cells and squall lines, respectively (Image by YANG Xinlin)