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It's big trouble in little Oxford as DI Yawn (Kevin Whately) and DS Chin (Laurence Fox) drift through investigations like cumulonimbi in wool-mix car coats.
Well-developed thunderheads cumulonimbi are predominantly tropospheric; in very rare cases–vigorous “supercell” thunderstorms with overshooting tops– a teeny fraction of the energy may get into the tropopause, but I am not aware of a direct mechanism to transfer that energy to the stratosphere.
The bright colors on the IR imagery depict the extremely cold, glaciated tops of cumulonimbi, not radiating heat per se to some extent though, they do represent the “refelctivity” of the storms.
All this became really clear sixty years ago, after the first really big MOTHER OF STORMS hurricane to be tracked on radar, so that they could see all those cumulonimbi, tornadoes, and the eye itself.
Mother Of Storms Barnes, John, 1957- 1994
Tropical cyclones the generic for hurricanes, typhoons, willi-willies, etc… are the sexiest weather beasts on TV, with seductive eyes surrounded by towering cumulonimbi.
Forbes.com: News Patrick Michaels 2011