Airflow and Hail Growth in Supercell Storms and Some Implications for Hail Suppression

This paper presents evidence that the competing embryo concept is not valid for what we have termed the archetypal supercell. Multiple radar and aircraft observations of a damaging supercell hailstorm in northeastern Colorado are synthesized to show that the airflow and hail growth conformed in many respects to earlier models derived by the lead author. Some features that before had to be inferred indirectly are now substantiated and elaborated upon by direct observation. As a result of increased confidence in certain aspects of the model, implications can be made regarding the feasibility of suppressing hail by different means.

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Author Browning, K.
Foote, G.
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Publication Date 1975-01-01T00:00:00
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Suggested Citation Browning, K., Foote, G.. (1975). Airflow and Hail Growth in Supercell Storms and Some Implications for Hail Suppression. UCAR/NCAR - Library. Accessed 23 April 2024.

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