Weather Operations in Jordan: Examples
Case Study: Jordan, Dec. 1st, 2016Rapid evolvement and growth of initially small cells which led to extensive precipitation.
An unstable air mass as well as clouds were advected towards Jordan. The prevailing southwesterly winds advected very humid air towards the WeatherTec ionization stations. An evolvement of droplet growth was initiated.
While passing over the three southerly WeatherTec ionization stations, Kufranjeh to Madaba, rapid growth and an increase in intensity of the rain band east of the ionization sites was visible.
The individual rain cells grew to considerable intensities and dimensions within the influence areas of the WeatherTec ionization technology. As a result, the enhanced amount of rain could be advected further into the country.
Case Study: Jordan, Dec. 13th, 2016Enhancement between WeatherTec stations Salt and Deir Abu Said
A low-pressure system and its accompanying front moved towards the Kingdom of Jordan from the west. Unstable air, convective activity and precipitation cells associated with the cold front moved across the Jordan Valley and reached the WeatherTec ionization sites Salt and Deir Abu Said.
With the passage of these cells into the ionization influence areas the dimensions and intensities of the precipitation clouds grew and led to an increase in the precipitation amount overJordan. It also enabled the precipitation clouds to reach further inland.
Case Study: Jordan, Dec. 14th, 2016An initially weak precipitation cell that was influenced to rain out much more
With the passage of a cold front high instability followed and brought along convective rain cells to the North of Jordan. A precipitation cell appeared west of the Jordan Valley coming from Southwest.
As the cell passed the WeatherTec ionization area Salt, rapid growth and intensification of the cell was detected on the rain radar.
In addition, the areal extent of the cell increased which led to a larger amount of freshwater in the form of precipitation further into the country.