Temporal Variability in Intensity-Height Profiles of a Severe Storm Using Digital Radar Data.
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND METEOROLOGY
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RMS THAT WILL IMPROVE GREATLY THE ABILITY TO FORECAST THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND DECAY. Between 1600 CST and 1700 CST, two thunderstorm cells were observed to the southwest of Chickasha, Oklahoma, by NSSL radar. The first cell was in a decaying stage however, the second cell remained somewhat docile until 1630 CST when it experienced almost explosive development. This study was concerned with what happened to the second cell. Detailed analysis indicated that satellite cells of possibly great importance were present. Composite maps were constructed to display the three-dimensional centers in two dimensions. Another type of analysis used to complete the investigation was the horizontal integration of liquid water. The feasibility of using digital radar in assessing storm development was investigated also. In particular, techniques were formulated that explain partially the explosive development associated with the tornado occurrence. Modified author abstract