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Inside a Supertwister

Dr. Leigh Orf, a scientist from the University of Wisconsin, tells us how he designed the most detailed supercomputer models of a tornadic thunderstorm ever produced. Funded in part by: National…

From  Jeffrey Carpenter on 02/6/2018 13 plays 0  

Study of a Numerically Modeled Severe Storm

The understanding of severe storms begins with observations of their behavior. Numerical models of thunderstorms can be used to compliment this understanding. These models consist of mathematical…

From  Jeffrey Carpenter on 03/17/2017 289 plays 0  

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Streamlines are driven by a wind field parameter in a computational scientific model of the deadly 2011 Joplin, Missouri tornado. Derived from data, blue streamers falling toward the ground indicate…

From  Jeffrey Carpenter on 03/3/2016 506 plays 0  

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The deadly tornado that hit Joplin, MO in 2011 was unusually strong for many reasons. This visualization of a supercomputer simulation of that event shows two large storm clouds crashing into each…

From  Jeffrey Carpenter on 03/3/2016 194 plays 0  

ElReno_Radar

This is a view of the May 24, 2011 El Reno tornado simulation by Leigh Orf. This visualization is looking at reflectivity in a slice near the base of the tornado.Base reflectivity is a type of radar…

From  Jeffrey Carpenter on 03/3/2016 138 plays 0  

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Using the GIS data to analyze the location and placement of fallen trees, as well as first-hand insight gained from being on the ground immediately after the event, Dr Frank Lombardo was able to…

From  Jeffrey Carpenter on 03/2/2016 88 plays 0  

ElReno_Volume

This is a visualization of a simulation of the tornado that hit El Reno on May 24, 2011. AVL has visualized precipitation, specifically in the forms of cloud water, cloud ice, and cloud rain. This…

From  Jeffrey Carpenter on 03/2/2016 101 plays 0  

Keeping Campus Open and Accessible During Winter Weather Events

Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is responsible for providing snow removal for 23 miles of roadway, 147 parking lots with more than 20,000 spaces,…

From  Steven Breitwieser on 01/25/2016 12 plays 0  

Hurricane Katrina NCSA NCAR

A hurricane research team at the Earth System Laboratory, led by Wei Wang, computed the evolution of the storm using a complex numerical weather prediction model. Running this mathematical model on…

From  Jeffrey Carpenter on 10/30/2014 13 plays 0