Some quantitative and qualitative characteristics of six storms observed during VORTEX

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Abstract

A tornado warning strategy that combines storm environment information with Doppler radar data is proposed as a remedy for the inability to discriminate a storm that will produce a tornado and one that will not. For such a strategy to be successful, quantitative and qualitative differences between three tornadic and three nontornadic storms observed by Doppler radar during VORTEX are investigated. Data from the WSR-88D radar nearest to the storm supplement measurements of the airborne Doppler radar (ADR) and the C-band radar mounted on the P-3's lower fuselage. For nontornadic events, data from the nearest WSR-88D are used to identify times of maximum low-level rotational velocity and thus guide which ADR flight legs to analyze.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages522-523
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology - Austin, TX, USA
Duration: Sep 7 1997Sep 12 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology
CityAustin, TX, USA
Period9/7/979/12/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Trapp, R. J. (1997). Some quantitative and qualitative characteristics of six storms observed during VORTEX. 522-523. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology, Austin, TX, USA, .