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A Climatology of Fatal Convective Wind Events by Storm Type
(American Meteorological Society, 2010-10)
There are still hundreds of casualties produced by thunderstorm hazards each year in the United States despite the many recent advances in prediction and mitigation of the effects of convective storms. Of the four most ...
Climatological Radar Delineation of Urban Convection for Atlanta, Georgia
(Royal Meteorological Society, 2010)
The distribution of warm season (June through August) thunderstorm activity surrounding Atlanta, Georgia from 1997 to 2006 was determined utilizing composite reflectivity data obtained from the network of National Weather ...
Effects of Urban Sprawl on the Vulnerability to a Significant Tornado Impact in Northeastern Illinois
(American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008-11)
A sprawling U.S. population continues to spread into the fringes of urban development placing both populations and property in areas that were once largely unoccupied. Population tallies, housing unit totals, and housing ...
On the episodic nature of derecho-producing convective systems in the United States
(Royal Meteorological Society, 2005)
Convectively generated windstorms occur over broad temporal and spatial scales; however, one of the larger-scale and most intense of these windstorms has been given the name ‘derecho’. This study illustrates the tendency ...