NWC REU 2003
May 26 - August 2



Conditions Associated with Derechos Occurring in Dry Boundary Layer Environments

Allen Logan, David Imy, and Stephen Corfidi



The purpose of this study is to determine environmental conditions that are most favorable for the development of widespread convectively induced windstorms that occur within relatively dry boundary layer conditions. Events such as this are difficult to forecast, as are most organized convective windstorms occur within a moist boundary layer. In this study, a dataset composed of 8 dry boundary layer organized wind events that occurred during the months of March, April, May, July and November for a 12-year period of 1989-2001.

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