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Environmental Characteristics Associated with Nighttime Tornadoes

  title={Environmental Characteristics Associated with Nighttime Tornadoes},
  author={J. Davies and A. Fischer},
  • J. Davies, A. Fischer
  • Published 2009
  • Geography
  • Nighttime tornadoes are less common than tornadoes during daylight, but pose a disproportionate risk. Although there have been a number of studies about supercell and tornado environmental parameters, none have focused on characteristics specifically associated with tornado environments after dark. This study examines a large database of Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) analysis soundings associated with tornadic and nontornadic supercell storms, comparing nighttime and daytime environmental parameters… CONTINUE READING
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