REAL Observations of Billows

This page chronicles REAL observations of billows in Dixon, California during the CHATS experiment. Billows occur in a stably stratified atmosphere, produced by pertubations causing local dynamic instability. Kevin-Helmholtz instability is one such example seen here to the right. Cases are given in RHI scans. Additional cases will be added as they are discovered. Note that not all axes have a 1:1 aspect ratio.

animated gif of billows

Click on the links below to view each billows case

31 March 2007
07:31:00 - 07:39:00
21 April 2007
11:34:00 - 11:41:00
24 May 2007
10:00:00 - 10:08:00
10 June 2007
11:22:00 - 11:30:00

Further Reading: