SEVERE CONVECTIVE STORMS AND TORNADOES
Observations and Dynamics
Howard B. Bluestein
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
- illustrates convective storm phenomena with an extensive set of photographs and radar imagery;
- summarizes the use of radar systems and other instruments to study severe convective storms and tornadoes;
- describes the results of controlled experiments using numerical simulations of severe convective storms;
- is comprehensively illustrated in both black and white and color.
List of figures
List of abbreviations and acronyms
2. The basic equations
3. Ordinary-cell convective storms
5. Mesoscale convective systems
7. Forecasting and future work
Appendix: Doppler radar analysis techniques
488 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
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