Simulation and Analysis of Tornado Development and Decay within a Three-Dimensional Supercell Thunderstorm

@inproceedings{Wicker1995SimulationAA,
  title={Simulation and Analysis of Tornado Development and Decay within a Three-Dimensional Supercell Thunderstorm},
  author={Louis J. Wicker and Robert B. Wilhelmson},
  year={1995}
}
Abstract A three-dimensional numerical simulation using a two-way interactive nested grid is to study tornado-genesis within a supercell. During a 40-minute period, two tornadoes grow and decay within the storm's mesocyclone. The tornadoes have life spans of approximately 10 minutes. Maximum ground-relative surface wind speeds exceed 60 m s−1 during both tornadoes, and horizontal pressure gradients reach 18 hPa km−1 during the second tornado. Comparison of the simulated storm evolution with… CONTINUE READING

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