1000 hPa Height, 1000-500 hPa Thickness, and RHS Sutcliffe
Caption: +1000 hPa geopotential height (solid contours every 30 m). +1000-500 hPa thickness (dashed contours every 6 dam). +Total RHS of the Sutcliffe Development theory equation [shaded according to the colorbar (10-5 s-1)]. Warm colors denote regions of 1000 hPa convergence. +Image was generated from smoothed 1.0x1.0o NCEP-GFS data.