Doppler-radar wind-speed measurements in tornadoes [electronic resource] : A comparison of real and simulated spectra
- Arlington, Va. : National Science Foundation (U.S.), 1993.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 4 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Science Foundation (U.S.), and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Bluestein and Unruh have discussed the advantages of using a portable doppler radar to map the wind field in tornadoes. during the spring of 1991 a storm-intercept team from the University of Oklahoma (OU) collected data near five supercell tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas. Details about the 1-W, 3-cm, 5-deg half-power beamwidth, CW/FM-CW Doppler radar we used and the methods of data collection and analysis are found in Bluestein and Unruh and Bluestein et al. Using the portable radar, we approximately doubled in only one year the number of tornado spectra that had been collected over a period of almost 20 years by NSSL`s fixed-site Doppler radar. In this paper we will compare observed tornado wind spectra with simulated wind spectra (Zmic and Doviak 1975) in order to learn more about tornado structure.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:la-ur--93-639
E 1.99: conf-9305139--1
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": NSF Grant ATM-8902594"
Radar meteorology meeting,Norman, OK (United States),24-28 May 1993.
Stein, H.; Unruh, W.P.; Bluestein, H.B.; Speheger, D.; LaDue, J.G.
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