TITLE

Mobile Doppler Radar Observations of a Tornado in a Supercell near Bassett, Nebraska, on 5 June 1999. Part I: Tornadogenesis

AUTHOR(S)
Bluestein, Howard B.; Weiss, Christopher C.; Pazmany, Andrew L.
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Monthly Weather Review;Dec2003, Vol. 131 Issue 12, p2954
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Details an analysis of high-resolution wind and reflectivity data collected by a mobile, W-band Doppler radar. Near-surface life history of a tornado in a supercell in north-central Nebraska on June 5, 1999; Description of the formation of the tornado vortex near the ground from a sequence of vector scans ranging from 30-second interval prior to tornadogenesis to 10-15-second intervals during much of the lifetime of the tornado.
ACCESSION #
12121746

 

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