Flanking line

From AMS Glossary
Jump to: navigation, search


flanking line

An organized lifting zone of cumulus and towering cumulus clouds, connected to and extending outward from the mature updraft tower of a supercell or strong multicell convective storm.

The flanking line often has a stair-step appearance, with the tallest clouds adjacent to the mature updraft tower.

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants