The spatial distribution of severe thunderstorm and tornado environments from global reanalysis data

  title={The spatial distribution of severe thunderstorm and tornado environments from global reanalysis data},
  author={Harold E. Brooks and James W. Lee and Jeffrey P. Craven},
  journal={Atmospheric Research},
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