Convective storm development in contrasting thermodynamic and kinematic environments
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The characteristics of deep moist convection in the troposphere strongly depend on the thermodynamic and kinematic environment in which it occurs. The relative strength of the vertical wind shear in comparison to buoyancy has a strong influence on the dynamics of a convective storm, which has implications for its longevity and severity. By means of two case studies, the dynamical differences between storms developing in extremes of the buoyancy/shear parameter space are explored.