31st International Conference on Radar Meteorology


Multiple-Doppler Observations of tornadoes and tornadogenesis from the ROTATE-2003 project

Joshua Wurman, Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO

The Radar Observations of Tornadoes And Thunderstorms Experiment (ROTATE-2003) will employ at least 3 mobile DOW radars, DOW2, DOW3, and the new Rapid-DOW, to study the process of tornadogenesis by establishing very high resolution multiple-Doppler surveillance regions. Tornadogenesis and tornado structure will be observed. Basedlines of 10-15 km will permit sub-200 m resolution volumes and observations very near the ground permitting retrieval of accurate vertical motions and terms in the vorticity budget of tornadoes. Preliminary results will be presented.

Prefer oral presentation

Poster Session 4A, Severe Weather Poster
Sunday, 10 August 2003, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM

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