The Anatomy of a Supercell Thunderstorm
As someone who forecasts weather for a living I found this particularly interesting. Researchers aboard a NASA DC-8 went on a six week hunt for the perfect set up for severe thunderstorms over the Midwest. They were finally able to find what they were looking for when a large band of thunderstorms formed over Oklahoma and stretched through eastern Kansas. Here are some pictures of that amazing event. Click on the link to read even more information about the project.
Posted on May 28, 2012, in Awesome, Science, Uncategorized and tagged airplanes, anvil, blowoff, cumulonimbus clouds, hail, kansas, massive line, midwest, NASA, nasa dc, nature, oklahoma, overshooting tops, science, severe, severe thunderstorm, severe thunderstorms, storm, thunderstorm, tops, tornadoes, tropopause, troposphere, updraft, weather, winds. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.