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Environmental Characteristics Associated with Nocturnal Significant- Tornado Events in the Central and Southern Great Plains

  title={Environmental Characteristics Associated with Nocturnal Significant- Tornado Events in the Central and Southern Great Plains},
  author={Corey M. Mead and Richard L. Thompson},
Nocturnal significant-tornado events are investigated in association with a similar synoptic pattern in the spring, over the central and southern Great Plains, from 1999–2009. This pattern is characterized by a well-defined midlevel trough over the Intermountain West, with prevailing southwesterly winds at 500 hPa over the central United States. The underlying topography of the region contributes to the development or deepening of a lee cyclone over the High Plains with the rapid… 
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  • Simon Louis
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of Southern Hemisphere Earth System Science
  • 2018
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