TORUS_2019: Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells 2019
TORUS (Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells) is a nomadic field campaign during the spring storm seasons (May and June) of 2019 and 2010 over a domain covering much of the central United Stats where there exists significant point probabilities of tornado-bearing supercell storms.
TORUS aims to use the data collected to improve the conceptual model of supercell thunderstorms (the parent storms of the most destructive tornadoes) by exposing how small-scale structures within these storms might lead to tornado formation. These structures are hypothesized to be nearly invisible to all but the most precise research-grade instruments. But by revealing the hidden composition of severe storms and associating it to known characteristics of the regularly-observed larger scale environment, the TORUS project could improve supercell and tornado forecasts.
Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.
Maximum (North) Latitude:
Minimum (South) Latitude:
Minimum (West) Longitude: -109.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -93.00
|TORUS: Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells