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Naval Aviation News - Jul 1943

Naval Aviation News - Jul 1943

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Coastal Patrol
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Thunderstorms
Le.adingEdgeofthe"Anvil"o.nTopoftheThundercloudIndicatesDjredion
theStormTakes
A
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i
accompanied
by
heavy
rain,Iightning,andusuallyhail.
Th
most
conspicuous
characteri
tic
ofthese
stormisthedistinctive,heavy'well-
1.11g
cumuluscloudwithacauliflower
appearancealongthesides.Closeob-
servationoftbecloud
will
revealthe
violentboilingair
motiontaking
placeinsidethe
cloud.
Usually
th
thunderstormcloud:iscrowned
by
aflatspreadingtop.Thisisknownasthe"Anvil."Inalmosteverycaetheleadingdgof
the
"Anvil"iscarriedaheadofthemainbodyofthethunderstorm,bytheac-tionoftheupperwindsandgivesa
good
indicationofthedirection
in
wruch
the
stormmaybeexpectedtomove.Attheleadingedgeofthebase
of
anapproachingthunderstorm
a
revolvingcloudwiththeappearanceofdirty
cotton
may
of
tenbeseen.
Thisso-called'RollCloud,"giveswarningo(anareaofgreatturbu-
Contents
Thundentorms...1GrampawP'ettibone
6
Shore
Stations.
11
Ship
Recognition
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Did
YouKnow?20Training.....24
FleetAiL...,27
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lence,Withinthestormtherewillbefoundaregionwhichisalmostblak
in
its
appearance.
In
thisregion,
the
heaviestrainis
encountered.
Tillsisncces'al:'ilyaveryg-eneralde-
'Scription
ofatypical
thunder
torm,EachsuchstormencounteredwillbeIndividualin
it,
appeara,nceandanyoneorall
of
thedistinguishingfea-
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maybemissingormasked
bv
othercloudsortopography,
ERect
uponSurface
Winds
Withtheapproachofthestorm,thewindfreshensandblowstowardthe
storm,
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houldbenotedthat
thisbreezeisoppositetothedirectionof
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