Poster Session 3B Severe Storm and Tornado Structure and Dynamics

Thursday, 25 October 2018: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Stowe & Atrium rooms (Stoweflake Mountain Resort )
Host: 29th Conference on Severe Local Storms

Characteristics of QLCS Downdrafts and Environments Observed during the VORTEX-Southeast Project
James Marquis, Univ. of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO; and K. Kosiba, J. Wurman, and P. Robinson

VORTEX-SE: Improving Radar Wind Retrievals in Potentially Tornadic Storms in the Southeast United States
Karen Kosiba, Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO; and J. Marquis, J. Wurman, and P. Robinson

Investigating the Vertical Structure of Updraft Helicity in Convection-Allowing Models
Jeffrey M. Milne, CIMMS, Norman, OK; and I. L. Jirak and H. E. Brooks
Manuscript (1006.5 kB)

Important Factors for Tornadogenesis as Revealed by High-Resolution Ensemble Forecasts of the Tsukuba F3 Tornado on 6 May 2012
Sho Yokota, MRI, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; and H. Niino, H. Seko, M. Kunii, and H. Yamauchi

Confirming Bottom-up Tornadogenesis in the 31 May 2013 El Reno Tornado
Jana B. Houser, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH; and A. Seimon, K. J. Thiem, H. B. Bluestein, S. Talbot, J. C. Snyder, and J. Allen
Manuscript (640.7 kB)

Handout (1.8 MB)

Investigating Tornadogenesis from Quasi-Linear Convective Systems in the U.K.
Ty J. Buckingham, NERC, Manchester, U.K.; and D. M. Schultz

Sensitivity of Tornado Evolution to Changes in 0-500 m Wind Shear in High-Resolution Simulations
Michelle A Elmore, Saint Louis Univ., St Louis, MO; and C. A. Finley, L. Orf, B. D. Lee, and R. B. Wilhelmson

Simulated ZDR Arcs and Tornadogenesis: A Preliminary Study
Allison T. LaFleur, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN; and R. Tanamachi, D. T. Dawson II, and B. E. Coffer

Cold Pool Horizontal Streamwise Vorticity During Tornadogenesis and Maintenance in a Simulated Supercell Thunderstorm
Kelton T. Halbert, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison/CIMSS, Madison, WI; and L. Orf and A. W. Dixon

Observed Relationship between Tornado EF Rating and Pre-Tornadic Mesocyclone Width
Michael Sessa, Valparaiso Univ., Valparaiso, IN; and R. J. Trapp and J. Einbinder

Observational Validation of Layer-Lifting Metrics of Convective Instability for Determining the Dissipation of Severe MCSs
Diego A. Alfaro, National Autonomous Univ. of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico; and M. C. Coniglio

Handout (3.9 MB)

Structures and Evolutions of Meso-β-scale Vortices that Spawned Tornado-like Vortices.
Eigo Tochimoto, Univ. of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan; and S. Yokota, H. Niino, and W. Yanase

The Role of Boundary-Parallel Vertical Shear in Convection Initiation
Alexander J. Krull, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and A. L. Houston

Lower Atmosphere Process Studies at Elevation - a Remotely-piloted Aircraft Team Experiment (LAPSE-RATE)
Adam L. Houston, Univ. of Nebraska−Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; and G. de Boer, J. Jacob, C. Diehl, P. B. Chilson, B. Argrow, J. Elston, J. Intrieri, D. A. Lawrence, J. K. Lundquist, J. O. Pinto, and S. Smith

Tornadogenesis Failure in the Prospect Valley, CO, Supercell of 26 May 2010 Intercepted By VORTEX2
Shawn Murdzek, The Pennsylvania State Univ., Univ. Park, PA; and P. Markowski, Y. Richardson, and R. Tanamachi

What Gives Supercells a Leg-up over Ordinary Convection in Resisting Entrainment?
John M. Peters, NPS, Pacific Grove, CA; and H. Morrison

The Influence of Lifting Condensation Level on Low-Level Outflow and Rotation in Simulated Supercell Thunderstorms
Matthew Brown, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX; and C. J. Nowotarski

Handout (1.5 MB)

Vortex Developments and Interactions in Idealized Supercell Simulations Investigated By the Kinematic Vorticity Number Wk
Lisa Schielicke, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, TX; and J. Dahl

Effects of Precipitation "Bursts" on Supercell Dynamics in Idealized Simulations
Scott Loeffler, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA; and M. R. Kumjian and P. Markowski

Defining a Galilean Invariant Curvature Vorticity and Its Application to the Dynamics of Vortex-Genesis in a Supercell
Luke E. Odell, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and G. J. Tripoli, A. M. Fenrich, S. T. Trevorrow, and M. L. Buker

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