Accession Number : AD0768391

Title :   The Ocheltree Tornado: A Case Study.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Finley,William E. ; Perry,Charles A. ; Brown,Billy W.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Richards-Gebaur AFB, Missouri, on 1 May 1972 (GMT date) as an associated feature of a steady-state severe thunderstorm. This case study of that storm describes synoptic and mesoscale aspects of the situation using meteorological charts and diagrams and presents radar scope photographs from the Air Force Air Weather Service AN/FPS-77 Storm Detection Radar at Richards-Gebaur AFB, near Kansas City, Missouri. Included in the photographs are several highly unusual range height indicator (RHI) sections through the parent thunderstorm and tornado tube. A partial survey of damage caused by the tornado is included. Some suggestions to non-centralized weather forecasters for coping with an imminent tornadic thunderstorm are presented in the final section of the Technical Note. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TORNADOES, *KANSAS), (*MISSOURI, TORNADOES), THUNDERSTORMS, WIND, HAIL, AIR MASS ANALYSIS, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, DAMAGE, WEATHER FORECASTING

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE