Tornado vortex dynamics

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Hall C3 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Special Symposium on Severe Local Storms: The Current State of the Science and Understanding Impacts
Cochairs:  Daniel J. Miller, NOAA/NWS Weather Forecast Office, Duluth, MN and Adam L. Houston, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Vortex-vortex interactions and superhelicity in tornadic development and evolution
Marcus L. Büker, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL; and G. J. Tripoli

Possible Implications of a Vortex Gas Model and Self-Similarity for Tornadogenesis and Maintenance
Douglas P. Dokken, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN; and M. Shvartsman, K. Scholz, P. Belík, C. K. Potvin, B. A. Dahl, and A. McGovern

Handout (2.5 MB)

Vortex processes in an idealized tornadic supercell
Luke Odell, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and G. J. Tripoli, S. T. Trevorrow, and M. L. Buker