SEVERE CONVECTIVE STORMS AND TORNADOES

Observations and Dynamics

Howard B. Bluestein

SEVERE CONVECTIVE STORMS AND TORNADOES: Observations and Dynamics Severe weather, in particular convective storms, poses many challenges in terms of understanding, impact and foecasting. Tornadoes are a significant hazard to lives and property and thus it is important to understand why they form in order that they might be more accurately predicted.

For the past twenty years, increasingly sophisticated mobile Doppler radars mounted on trucks have been used to determine the fine-scale structure of tornadoes and to document their formation. This book contains detailed discussions of these observations and the dynamics of severe convective storms, especially those that produce tornadoes, and brings together the most up-to-date research on the structure and dynamics of severe convective storms and tornadoes.

Severe Convective Storms and Tornadoes: Observations and Dynamics
Table of Contents
Dedication
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of figures
List of abbreviations and acronyms


1. Introduction
2. The basic equations
3. Ordinary-cell convective storms
4. Supercells
5. Mesoscale convective systems
6. Tornadoes
7. Forecasting and future work

Appendix: Doppler radar analysis techniques
Index



Extent: 488 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Hardback
Published: 2013
ISBN: 978-3-642-05380-1



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