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Record number 511115
Title Whirlwinds and hairpins in the atmospheric surface layer
Author(s) Oncley, Steven P.; Hartogensis, O.K.; Tong, Chenning
Source Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 73 (2016)12. - ISSN 0022-4928 - p. 4927 - 4943.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-15-0368.1
Department(s) Meteorology and Air Quality
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Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Dust or dust storms - Surface layer - Vortices - Vorticity
Abstract Vortices in the atmospheric surface layer are characterized using observations at unprecedented resolution from a fixed array of 31 turbulence sensors. During the day, these vortices likely are dust devils, though no visual observations are available for confirmation. At night, hairpin vortices appear to have been observed. The structure and dynamics of several types of vortices are described and related to other vortex investigations, including tornadoes and hurricanes.
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