Airmass shower

From Glossary of Meteorology
(Redirected from Airmass showers)



airmass shower

A shower that is produced by local convection within an unstable air mass; the most common type of airmass precipitation.

Such showers are not associated with a front or instability line. They are most frequent within a moist air mass that is sufficiently unstable so that daytime heating at the surface can produce well-developed cumulus clouds. The extreme form of airmass shower is the airmass thunderstorm.


Copyright 2022 American Meteorological Society (AMS). For permission to reuse any portion of this work, please contact permissions@ametsoc.org. Any use of material in this work that is determined to be “fair use” under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 U.S. Code § 107) or that satisfies the conditions specified in Section 108 of the U.S.Copyright Act (17 USC § 108) does not require AMS’s permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, posting in electronic form, such as on a website or in a searchable database, or other uses of this material, except as exempted by the above statement, require written permission or a license from AMS. Additional details are provided in the AMS Copyright Policy statement.