Sensitivity of Supercell Tornado Simulations to Variations in Microphysical Parameters Nathan Snook and Ming Xue School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma February 17, 2006 Motivation
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Nathan Snook and Ming Xue
School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
February 17, 2006
100 m Results: Comparisons and Contrasts in Microphysical Parameters
N0r = 8 x 105 m4, N0h = 4x104 m4 N0r = 8 x 107 m4, N0h = 4x106 m4
Large raindrops Small raindrops and hailstones
Lin Scheme Defaults: N0r = 8x106 m4, N0h = 4x104 m4
100 m Results: Vorticity Timeseries in Microphysical Parameters
Large Raindrops (r5)
Duration: 9 min.
Duration: 4 min.
100 m Results: Tornadic Vortex in Microphysical Parameters