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What does “downshear” mean?

I occasionally read descriptions such as "downshear of the vortex" in meteorological publications. What does this mean?
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How can I interpret negative values of potential evapotranspiration?

If I extract Potential Evaporation (PET, W/m$^2$) from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), climate reanalysis data (downloadable as netCDF files here), there are some negative ...
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What is the domain of validity of the Omega equation?

The Omega eqation is used in meteorology for estimate the value of the vertical velocity. Considering that the horizontal velocity field and density is given by observation. Under which condition ...
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How can I calculate dew point from relative humidity and temperature?

Meteorilogical stations in my country report relative humidity. I am not sure why as this is actually misleading, as relative humidity will change with temperature. Unless I miss my guess, what is ...
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Is it possible to determine which kinds of 10 basic cloud type will form by reading skew-T graph?

Is it possible to determine which kinds of 10 basic cloud type will form by reading skew-T graph? Also, can I determine the top and the bottom of the clouds by skew-t graph?