Possible Implications of a Vortex Gas Model and Self-Similarity for Tornadogenesis and Maintenance

@inproceedings{Dokken2014PossibleIO,
  title={Possible Implications of a Vortex Gas Model and Self-Similarity for Tornadogenesis and Maintenance},
  author={Douglas P. Dokken and Kurt Scholz and Mikhail M. Shvartsman and Pavel Bvel'ik and Corey K. Potvin and Brittany Anne Dahl and Amy McGovern},
  year={2014}
}
We describe tornadogenesis and maintenance using the 3-dimensional vortex gas model presented in Chorin (1994) and developed further in Flandoli and Gubinelli (2002). We suggest that high-energy, super-critical vortices in the sense of Benjamin (1962), that have been studied by Fiedler and Rotunno (1986), have negative temperature in the sense of Onsager (1949) play an important role in the model. We speculate that the formation of high-temperature vortices is related to the helicity inherited… CONTINUE READING
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