1999
DOI: 10.1175/1520-0434(1999)014<0625:dantvs>2.0.co;2 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Tornadic vortex signatures (TVSs) of 52 tornadoes were identified and analyzed, then characterized as either descending or nondescending. This characterization refers to a known tendency of radar-observed tornadic vortices, namely, that of their initial detection aloft and then of their subsequent descent leading to tornadogenesis. Only 52% of the sampled TVSs descended according to this archetypal model. The remaining 48% were detected first near the ground and grew upward or appeared nearly simultaneously ov… Show more

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