187 Preliminary Results from the ROTATE-2013 (Radar Observations of Tornadoes and Thunderstorms) experiment

Monday, 16 September 2013
Breckenridge Ballroom (Peak 14-17, 1st Floor) / Event Tent (Outside) (Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center)
Joshua Wurman, Center for Severe Weather Research, Boulder, CO ; and K. Kosiba
Manuscript (4.2 MB)

Handout (5.1 MB)

During the spring of 2013, attempts were made to deploy DOWs and in situ Tornado Pod instrumentation near and in several violent tornadoes. These include the the EF-5 El Reno tornado, the EF-4 Rozel, Kansas tornado, the EF4 Benington, Kansas, and others. Very fine scale radar observations, including rapid-scan (7 second volumes) and quick scan (7 second sweeps) radar data reveal quickly evolving structures, low level winds, and relationships with damage.
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