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dc.contributor.advisorMarket, Patrick S.eng
dc.contributor.authorWorkman, Bradleyeng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.date.issued2013eng
dc.date.submitted2013 Springeng
dc.descriptionA Thesis presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science.eng
dc.descriptionThesis supervisor: Dr. Patrick Market.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 144-148).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire text is included in the research.pdf file; the abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical general description appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.description.abstractMesoscale convective systems (MCSs) often take the form of quasi-linear convective systems (QLCSs) within the mid-latitudes of the United States. QLCSs have a quasi-linear convective precipitation structure either followed or led by stratiform precipitation, and often produce strong winds, hail, and tornadoes. Quasi-linear convective systems have been the subject of research for more than a half-century. Early work was performed to classify different morphologies and structures, whereas more recent work has been focused heavily on the dynamics associated with QLCS structures, and investigating forecasting problems that QLCSs pose, in particular the 3-12 hour time period. Thirty-two cases were selected for this investigation, comprised of 8 "tornado" events, 8 "hybrid" events, 8 "wind" events, and 8 "marginal" events. These thirty-two events were selected based on a general geographic location in the central United States. The purpose of this investigation was to better understand the atmospheric conditions resulting in the variety of observed event "types," to improve event predictability, and therefore forecasting, especially with regards to tornadic QLCS cases.eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (xx, pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)eng
dc.identifier.oclc889426021eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/43156
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/43156eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2013 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.source.originalSubmitted by the University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate Schooleng
dc.subject.lcshConvection (Meteorology).eng
dc.subject.lcshWeather forecasting.eng
dc.titleAn analysis of environmental influences on morphologies and tornadogenesis within quasi-linear convective systemseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSoil, environmental and atmospheric sciences (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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