publication . Article . 2004

Interpreting the Climatology of Derechos

Paul R. Harasti; Wen-Chau Lee; Peter Dodge; John D. Tuttle; Colin J. McAdie; Shirley T. Murillo; Frank D. Marks;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Apr 2004
Past studies have examined the climatology of derechos and suggest very different distributions of derechos within the United States. This uncertainty in the climatology of derechos is a concern for forecasters, since knowledge of the relevant climatological information is a key piece in the forecast process. A 16-yr dataset from 1986 to 2001 is used to examine the effects that changing the method of identifying derechos may have on the interpretation of the derecho climatology. In addition, an attempt is made to visualize the favored regions of particularly intense derecho events. The results show aspects seen in earlier climatologies, including a southern axis...
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