ATOC 1050-Weather Discussion: Chapter 8

Upper-level divergence: 22-26 February 2001

Divergence at upper levels of the troposphere can lead to the formation or intensification of a low pressure center at the surface. The animations of the 300 mb and sea-level pressure maps below show a case of upper level divergence causing a surface low to intensify.

300 mb Animation

Upper-level divergence: 22-26 February 2001

Divergence at upper levels of the troposphere can lead to the formation or intensification of a low pressure center at the surface. The animations of the 300 mb and sea-level pressure maps below show a case of upper level divergence causing a surface low to intensify.

300 mb Animation

Sea-level Pressure Animation

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