The anelastic system of equations (3-D momentum, continuity and thermodynamic energy) is used to investigate the organization of mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) using the reference layer concept presented in part 1. Latent heating is assumed to be proportional to the vertical velocity. The WKBJ method is used to solve this system of equations by perturbing the solution linearly from that at the reference level, which is the top of the reference layer. The reference layer is defined as a layer with max…
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