• Engineering
  • Published 2008

Discriminating between Tornadic and Non-Tornadic Supercells: A New Hodograph Technique

@inproceedings{Esterheld2008DiscriminatingBT,
  title={Discriminating between Tornadic and Non-Tornadic Supercells: A New Hodograph Technique},
  author={John M. Esterheld and Donald J. Giuliano},
  year={2008}
}
Thompson and Edwards (2000) first noted a prominent hodograph kink separating primarily speed shear from primarily directional shear in the environments of some supercells producing significant tornadoes. Responding to this observation, we compared similar thermodynamic and shear environments between the Moore, Oklahoma tornado of 3 May 1999 and non-tornadic supercell thunderstorms occurring in north Texas on 23 April 2003. The results suggest that certain characteristics of the kink could… CONTINUE READING

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Question 4] Okay, fair enough, but significant tornadoes have occurred in both types of environments, reference 4 May 2003 in SW Missouri for the former and 9 May 2003 in Oklahoma for the latter

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  • 2006
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We are not concerned with “sickle” shaped or “kinked” hodographs per se

  • We also disagree with the assessment that much of par Miller
  • Our only concern is whether or not an approximate straight-line hodograph in approximately the lowest 500 m is oriented normal to the 10-m storm-relative inflow. If this configuration is produced on a hodograph that is not “sickle” shaped or “kinked”, our hypothesis suggests the effect should be the
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Yes, this feature has been documented already in Miller 2006, the difference between your manuscript and that is merely semantics

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I forgot to include this one in my initial review

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