Accession Number : AD0276116

Title :   RESEARCH CONCERNING ANALYSIS OF SEVERE THUNDER-STORMS

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS STATE WATER SURVEY URBANA

Personal Author(s) : WILK,K.E.

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The scales of severe thunderstorm phenomena in the Midwest are described and the time and space resolution of observational data used in the investigation of severe local storms in Illinois is discussed. A detailed analysis of radar, TIROS I, and synoptic data acquired for the specific storm of 16 May 1960 shows the complete storm system contains several distinct thunderstorm complexes. Radar echo composites, which were constructed for 4 standard pressure levels for this storm system, disclosed that only one or two major thunderstorms within a complex were responsible for the observed severe weather. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS, *RADAR, MEASUREMENT, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, STORMS, VELOCITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE