Elaine S. Godfrey

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The primary objective of this study was to estimate the percentage of U.S. tornadoes that are spawned annually by squall lines and bow echoes, or quasi-linear convective systems (QLCSs). This was achieved by examining radar reflectivity images for every tornado event recorded during 1998–2000 in the contiguous United States. Based on these images, the type(More)
Although Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training is common in the sciences, the effectiveness of RCR training is open to question. Three key factors appear to be particularly important in ensuring the effectiveness of ethics education programs: (1) educational efforts should be tied to day-to-day practices in the field, (2) educational efforts should(More)
Integrity is a critical determinant of the effectiveness of research organizations in terms of producing high quality research and educating the new generation of scientists. A number of responsible conduct of research (RCR) training programs have been developed to address this growing organizational concern. However, in spite of a significant body of(More)
Currently, the most widely used paradigm for the automated detection of tornadoes and other hazardous weather events involves identifying patterns in Doppler radar reflectivity and velocity data. The patterns include gate-to-gate shear, strong convergence oriented in lines, descending areas of high reflectivity, etc. The Warning Decision Support(More)