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  • EJSSM 8.3: A Study of Synoptic-Scale Tornado Regimes - Articles - EJSSM Scientific Discussions Board
    Roger Edwards Roger Edwards Advanced Member Administrators 161 posts Gender Male Location Norman OK Interests For the purposes of this forum EJSSM Posted 09 August 2013 12 45 PM EJSSM Forum comments are welcome on this article by Garner 2013 Abstract The significant tornado parameter STP has been used by severe thunderstorm forecasters since 2003 to identify environments favoring development of strong to violent tornadoes The STP and its individual components of mixed layer ML CAPE 0 6 km bulk wind difference BWD 0 1 km storm relative helicity SRH and ML lifted condensation level LCL have been calculated here using archived surface objective analysis data and then examined during the period 2003 2010 over the central and eastern United States These components then were compared and contrasted in order to distinguish between environmental characteristics analyzed for three different synoptic cyclone regimes that produced significantly tornadic supercells cold fronts warm fronts and drylines Results show that MLCAPE contributes strongly to the dryline significant tornado environment while it was less pronounced in cold frontal significant tornado regimes The 0 6 km BWD was found to contribute equally to all three significant tornado regimes while 0 1 km SRH more strongly contributed

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