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Supercell Lightning Simulations
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Abstract: These animations model a 1.5 hour supercell evolution and visualize
fractal-like lightning branch structures from the storm.In early June, 1995, a
severe storm swept across the West Texas Panhandle, producing a dozen
supercells, and spawning several tornados. Two tornados reached F4 strength,
caused extensive damage to the towns of Dimmitt and Friona, TX, and even
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Dataset Originator/Creator: Ted Mansell (scientist), Donald MacGorman (scientist), Conrad Ziegler (scientist), Jerry Straka (scientist), Ted Mansell (animator), Tim Scheitlin (animator)
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Start Date: 1995-06-02
Use Constraints Copyright 2002, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
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Community Data Portal, Visualization and Enabling Technologies Section, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
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Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24