Our investigation of a connection between Arctic sea ice and tornado activity in the U.S. has been published in the Nature partner journal Climate and Atmospheric Science: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41612-018-0025-9
SUCCESSFUL PH.D. DEFENSE
Dereka Carroll-Smith successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on 14 May 2018. The title of her dissertation is “If it happened in…” A pseudo-global warming assessment of tropical cyclone tornadoes. Congratulations Dr. Carroll-Smith!
We have been awarded funding from NOAA, through the VORTEX-SE program, to investigate controls on tornado intensity. Specifically, in “Modulation of convective-draft characteristics and subsequent tornado intensity by the environmental wind and thermodynamics within the Southeast U.S.”, we will be applying ideas recently published in Trapp et al. (2017, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences) to tornadic storms occurring in the Southeast U.S.