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dc.contributor.advisorMarket, Patrick S.eng
dc.contributor.authorCrandall, Katieeng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 3, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Patrick Market.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.description.abstractThundersnow (TSSN) is a mesoscale event that is typically associated with large amounts of precipitation and both in-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning. Starting in 2003, the Research on Convective Snows (ROCS) group began issuing TSSN outlooks each day during the cold season for areas of the U.S. located between the Rocky and Appalachian mountains. The purpose of the outlooks was to inform users on whether TSSN should be expected in the central U.S. during the ensuing 24-hour period and for what location, if applicable. The issuance of daily outlooks continued for five seasons from 2003 through 2008. Three potential TSSN events along with their issued outlooks from the 2003 to 2008 time period were chosen for further investigation. These events fell in the category of being a "hit," "false alarm," or "missed," forecast. The purpose of this investigation is to better understand the reasons for the creation of either a successful TSSN forecast or an unsuccessful TSSN forecast. Also, a verification of all TSSN outlooks for that five-year period was performed to determine if forecasting skill was improving as time progressed.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentxix, 104 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb77767998eng
dc.identifier.oclc646858276eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8062
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/8062eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjectthundersnowRearch on Convective Snows (ROC)eng
dc.subject.lcshSnow -- Forecastingeng
dc.subject.lcshThunderstorm forecastingeng
dc.titleAnalysis of forecast performance for hit, miss, and false alarm thundersnow events during ROCSeng
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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