Texas A&M University convection and lightning experiment - TEXACAL 97

Michael I. Biggerstaff, Jerry Guynes, Svetla Hristova-Veleva, Eun Kyoung Seo, Beth Karl, Zack Shields, Richard Toracinta, Josh Santarpia, Gary Huffines, Matt Gilmore, Aaron Tuttle, Louis Wicker, Shannon Minto, Kerry Moncla, William Bryant

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Abstract

The Texas A&M university convection and lighting experiment (TEXACAL) was designed to examine convective systems to better understand the relationship between cloud-to-ground (CG) activity and storm structure. Operations are conducted whenever convective activity enters the TEXACAL radar network. The F5 tornado that destroyed many homes in Jarell, TX is described as an example. The Jarell tornado formed from a supercell that initiated near Waco, TX along a cold frontal boundary as a gravity wave propagated through the warm sector ahead of the front. There was a weak low-level wind shear in the environment but very high convective available potential energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages588-589
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology - Austin, TX, USA
Duration: Sep 7 1997Sep 12 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology
CityAustin, TX, USA
Period9/7/979/12/97

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Biggerstaff, M. I., Guynes, J., Hristova-Veleva, S., Seo, E. K., Karl, B., Shields, Z., ... Bryant, W. (1997). Texas A&M University convection and lightning experiment - TEXACAL 97. 588-589. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology, Austin, TX, USA, .