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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

Document title

Spatial and temporal characteristics of tornado path direction

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SUCKLING P.W. ; ASHLEY W.S. ;

Abstract

This study examines path directions for 6,194 tornadoes that occurred in the eastern two-thirds of the United States during the period 1980-2002. At the national scale, nearly 70 percent of tornadoes included in the study propagated from the west, west-southwest, and southwest, with west-southwest being the highest frequency origin direction. Nevertheless, distinct seasonal and regional variations were found. The midtropospheric flow, convective typology, and synoptic patterns of tornado outbreaks are thought to contribute to the distributions observed in the climatology

Source

Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2006, vol. 58, no1 [pp. 20-38]

Bibliographic references : 48 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 9188

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