Cold pools formed by precipitating trade Cu invigorate new convection

In the sunglint region of the Aqua swath (22:20 UTC, July 19th, during Research Flight 07 of the NSF CSET project), you can clearly see cold pool boundaries in the sea-state. Presumably changes in capillary waves amplitudes associated with different wind speeds are altering the amount of sunglint. I suspect that the mean wind here is pretty light in order to see strong reflections. You can also see a band of new cumulus clouds at the convergence of the outflows.



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