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Tornado Alley: Monster Storms of the Great Plains

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A veteran stormchaser draws on his own experiences searching for and photographing these powerful storms across the Great Plains of America to detail the history of the study of tornadoes and the thunderstorms that spawn them, and documents encounters with tornadoes throughout "tornado alley." Reprint.

About the Author

Howard Bluestein is a Professor and a George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma and is frequently a visiting scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, and his cloud photographs have appeared worldwide in magazines, books, calendars, and museums.

Table of Contents

The frontier overhead — Catching real storms — Numerical simulations come of age — Storm chasing and Doppler radar in major field programs — The importance of portability — The state of the art — Where we are headed — Appendix A. The dynamic pressure — Appendix B. The effects of momentum transport by an updraft in a sheared environment — Appendix C. Other resources.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199760435
Subtitle:
Monster Storms of the Great Plains
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Bluestein, Howard B.
Subject:
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Subject:
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Publication Date:
20060615
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
180

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