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4 June 2013
El Reno Oklahoma Tornado On Friday 31 May rated EF 5. Widest On Record
Below is an X Band Doppler/Dual Polarimetric Radar image of the El Reno tornado. You can actually see the vortex! Reflectivity is upper right and Doppler winds are lower left. Correlation Coefficient showing large amount of debris is bottom right. This image is from an experimental Doppler/ Dual Polarimetric radar at the Univ. of Oklahoma developed by Dr. Howie Bluestein (One of my professors many years ago!).
Crazy Weather- Science Looks at Why
This is a re-post from the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the media. The Committee for Station Science at the AMS (I’m the current chair) invited Dr. Francis to address the American Meteorological Society Conference on Broadcast Meteorology later this month, to talk more about her research. I’m looking very forward to hearing the latest on her research. Peter Sinclair’s new Yale Forum video couples interviews with two experts — Rutgers’ Jennifer Francis and Weather Underground’s Jeff …