Anvil Area and Brightness Characteristics as Seen from Geosynchronous Satellites.
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Seven severe thunderstorm cells are studied in detail using ATS-3 and SMS-2 satellite data. Brightness and area characteristics of the anvils were studied to find common demoninators that might be indicative of hail or tornado activity. The best characteristics were found to be area speed gradients, volume flux, and divergence. Mass flux was available only if a radiosonde sounding had been taken through the cell.