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dc.contributor.authorGilmore, William T.eng
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.contributor.meetingnameUndergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (2005 : University of Missouri--Columbia)eng
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.descriptionFaculty Mentor: Dr. Neil Fox, Soil, Environment, and Atmospheric Scienceeng
dc.descriptionAbstract only availableeng
dc.description.abstractOn May 4, 2003, a record outbreak of tornadic supercells struck portions of the central United States. In Missouri alone, 38 tornadoes were documented, setting not only a new single day record, but a new monthly record of tornadoes. An interesting feature of this outbreak involves the evolution, interaction and merger of cells that produced a tornado in Southwest Missouri that devastated the town of Pierce City. This paper presents results from an analysis of the evolution of the storm using radar data. The analysis concentrates on the impact of the merger of two storm cells on the intensity of the tornado. The Doppler radar analysis shows that there was increased intensity and rotation of the main storm prior to the merger, and a very intense resulting thunderstorm with very strong rotation signatures.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipCAFNR On-Campus Research Internship Programeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/784eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.relation.ispartof2005 Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forumeng
dc.source.urihttp://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/forums-conferences/abstracts/abstract-detail.php?abstractid=271eng
dc.subjecttornadic supercellseng
dc.subjectDoppler radareng
dc.subjectrotation signatureeng
dc.titleA case study of supercell thunderstorm merger and tornadogenesis [abstract]eng
dc.typeAbstracteng


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