Alright, its hard for me to even admit this, as I think I have a decent understanding of the "sensible" side of weather, but vorticity always remains a slippery concept. One thing that I would like cleared up involves cyclonic and anti-cyclonic vorticity. In both cases with increasing vorticity advection, you would expect upward vertical motion, or lift. Both situations would deal with air moving into a tighter spin, thus conservation of angular momentum would cause the air to rise, however, only cyclonic vorticity is ever mentioned in this situation. Why wouldn't air that moves into a strong area of anti-cyclonic vorticity want to rise as its also experiencing a conservation of angular momentum. My only thought is that since surface lows spin cyclonically, cyclonic vorticity would serve to enhance surface convergence and the already natural spin of surface lows and converging air. Another question involves the increase of vorticity with height, and how that affects lift. I can somewhat understand how that affects thing, as you would want the area that the air is lifting into to have stronger vorticity to continue the upward motion, but any further explanation would be nice.