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Climatology, storm morphologies, and environments of tornadoes in the British Isles: 1980–2012

Kelsey J. Mulder; David M. Schultz;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: American Meteorological Society
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract A climatology is developed for tornadoes during 1980–2012 in the British Isles, defined in this article as England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. The climatology includes parent storm type, interannual variability, annual and diurnal cycles, intensities, occurrence of outbreaks (defined as three or more tornadoes in the same day), geographic distribution, and environmental conditions derived from proximity soundings of tornadoes. Tornado reports are from the Tornado and Storm Research Organization (TORRO). Over the 33 years, there were a mean of 34.3 tornadoes and 19.5 tornado days (number ...
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free text keywords: Atmospheric Science, Geographic distribution, Satellite tornado, Tornado, Northern ireland, Supercell, Tornado climatology, Geography, Climatology, Storm, Tornado watch
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