Moist (x Â rq v /r, MVV) and dynamic (x ÂṼ /r, DVV) vorticity vectors are introduced to study 2-D tropical convection with 2-D cloud-resolving simulation data. The cloud model is forced by vertical velocity, zonal wind, horizontal advection, and sea surface temperature data obtained from TOGA COARE and is integrated for a selected 10-day period. The MVV and DVV have zonal and vertical components in the 2-D x-z frame. Analysis of zonally averaged and mass-integrated quantities shows that the vertical (zona…
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