E-Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology

E-Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology, Vol 3, No 4 (2008)

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The Supercell Spectrum. Part I: A Review of Research Related to Supercell Precipitation Morphology

Kyle Beatty, Erik Rasmussen, Jerry Straka


This paper reviews the history of nomenclature used to describe the supercell spectrum. Studies are reviewed that attempt to explain the physical processes associated with variations in supercell morphology. The observational evidence for disparate risks associated with variations in morphology is examined.

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