Objective Comments and Analysis - All Science, No Politics
Primary Author Richard James
2010-2013 Author Rick Thoman
Saturday, December 18, 2010
High level heat
One of the characteristics of a polar airmass in winter is the fact that the warmest temperatures in the troposphere often occur far above the ground. This morning's RAOB from Fairbanks has a nice illustration of this. The warmest temperature in the sounding is 9200 feet (2800 meters) above the ground.