Index to Training Materials and Essays on Storm Chasing and Meteorology

Last revised: January 21, 2007


Contents

Chaser Ethics

Information for Beginners

Other Lists

Individual Contributors

Miscellaneous

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Chaser Ethics

  1. Storm Chase Ethics by Al Moller
  2. Cancer Within by Rich Thompson and Roger Edwards
  3. Storm Chasing with Safety, Courtesy, and Responsibility by Chuck Doswell
  4. Irresponsible Media Storm Chase Practices by Roger Edwards and Chuck Doswell

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Information for Beginners

  1. NOAA Severe Storms Spotters Guide
  2. Advanced Spotter's Field Guide
  3. A COMPREHENSIVE GLOSSARY OF WEATHER TERMS FOR STORM SPOTTERS by Michael Branick (Alternative URLs: site #2)
  4. A Glossary of Weather Terms
  5. Anthony's Weather Glossary 
  6. Frequently Asked Questions about Storm Chasing and Tornadoes
  7. Overpasses and Tornadoes
  8. The Non-Tornado Home Page by Roger Edwards
  9. On-Line Tornado FAQs
  10. The Human Effects of Lightning Strikes and Recommendations for Storm Chasers by William T. Hark, M.D.
  11. Frequently used contractions in National Weather Service products (SITE 2)
  12. Storm Chase Links by Gene Rhoden
  13. Scientific Quality Video and Photography by David O. Blanchard
  14. Weather Photography Tips by Gene Rhoden
  15. The Reality of Storm Chase Yahoos by Roger Edwards
  16. Meteorology
  17. FORECASTING SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS by John McGinley
  18. The Fujita Scale
    1. StormFax, with photo examples
    2. SPC
    3. University of Wisconsin
    4. Oklahoma State
    5. SWOP.Net - inlcudes the Beaufort wind scale

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Lists of  Training Materials on the Webs

  1. SPC Publications
  2. NSSL Papers
  3. NWA Monographs and Publications
  4. Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  5. COD LIst of Case Studies
  6. UIUC Online Guides
  7. Lightning
  8. NEMAS Weather Education Section
  9. Research Applications Program (RAP) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  10. Severe Weather Research by John Davies
  11. OFCM On-Line Publications
  12. Web Versions of selected Formal Publications  
  13. WWW Virtual Library - Earth Science
  14. National Meteorological Library of Australia
  15. American Meteorological Society Home Page
  16. NWS Louisville Science and Technology
  17. PUBLICATIONS OF DR. T. THEODORE FUJITA - Texas Tech Site
  18. Wind Science and Engineering Research Center
  19. Emergency Management Center Training Resources
  20. StormTrack Documents
  21. Weather Education Resource Links
  22. StormTrack Library Index

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Miscellaneous:

  1. Event Archive
  2. Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research & Teaching Radar
  3. Characteristics of Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Associated with Violent Tornadoes
  4. Mesoscale Observations of Convective Initiation and Supercell Experiment (MOCISE)
  5. Paleoclimatology
  6. La Nina May-June Composites from the Period 1951-1999 by John P. Monteverdi
  7. The Human Effects of Lightning Strikes and Recommendations to Storm Chasers
  8. Lightning Strikes an Odd Pattern Over the Plains
  9. LIGHTNING FATALITIES, INJURIES, AND DAMAGE REPORTS IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 1959-1994
  10. Left Moving Storms in a High Plains Weakly Sheared Environment by Weaver and Dostalek 
  11. NWS Strategic Planning
  12. WARNING RESPONSE AND RISK BEHAVIOR IN THE OAK GROVE - BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA TORNADO OF 08 APRIL 1998 by David R. Legates
  13. NWS Service Assessment Reports
  14. The ASOS Sensor Group
  15. THE DESTRUCTION POTENTIAL INDEX - A METHOD FOR COMPARING TORNADO DAYS by Richard L. Thompson and Michael D. Vescio
  16. Tornado Shelter Vendors and Research!
  17. Bad Meteorology by Alistair B. Fraser
  18. FIELD EVALUATION OF THE RUC-II MODEL by SPC
  19. Inside Blocking Boundary
  20. El Nino and California Precipitation from San Francisco State University
  21. FAQS - Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tropical Cyclones
  22. On BRN Shear & CAPE Associated with Tornadic Environments by Jonathan M. Davies
  23. Four Basic Thunderstorm Types
  24. News Media and the Law
  25. The Texas MesoNet Program
  26. The Radar Bright Band
  27. One possible explanation for the cyclicity in the Sun
  28. AWIPS Station IDs
  29. Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCS)
  30. Yahoo Search on Mesoscale Convective Systems
  31. Informative articles by ASWA members & friends of MSC
  32. Climate Slides

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NOAA and NSSL

  1. NSSL Projects
  2. NSSL Publications Database
  3. NSSL Warning Research and Development
  4. NSSL Severe Warning Applications and Technology Transfer (SWAT) - Similar page from the Norman, OK NWSFO
  5. SWAT's WSR-88D Mesocyclone and Tornado Signature Case Study Page (PDF format)
  6. NSSL Radar Research and Development
  7. NSSL Site Map
  8. Vortex99 Status Message for May 3, 1999
  9. Supercell Imagery using RADAR
  10. The Red River Valley Tornadoes of April 10, 1979
  11. TORNADO WARNING GUIDANCE 2002
  12. VERIFICATION OF THE ORIGINS OF ROTATION IN TORNADOES EXPERIMENT (VORTEX)
  13. 2 June 1995
  14. WSR-88D Applications Publications
  15. WSR-88D Rainfall Estimates
  16. NWS IM Software Pointer Page

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Individuals

David O. Blanchard Harold Brooks Chuck Doswell
Roger Edwards Matt Gilmore Al Moller
Erik Rasmussen Gene Rhoden Greg Stumpf
Tim Marshall    

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Al Moller

  1. Storm Photography Tips by Al Moller (temporarily unavailable)
  2. Storm Chase Ethics by Al Moller

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Chuck Doswell

Storm Chasing Meteorology Photography Tornadoes Forecasting Humor Chuck's Lst on his Website

Chuck on Storm Chasing

  1. Storm Chasing with Safety, Courtesy, and Responsibility
  2. Irresponsible Media Storm Chase Practices by Roger Edwards and Chuck Doswell
  3. Thunderstorms and Camping Safety

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Chuck on Meteorology

  1. Is the "Stratiform Precipitation" Associated with a Mesoscale Convective System Really Stratiform?
  2. Processing of the Wind Data by the National Weather Service
  3. What's Wrong with "Overrunning"?
  4. Meteorology and Users
  5. IPV Physical Discussion
  6. CSI Physical Discussion
  7. Vorticity Advection and Vertical Motion
  8. Misconceptions about what is "normal" for the atmosphere
  9. Pet Peeves
  10. Budget-Cutting and the Value of Weather Services
  11. A Jaundiced Look at NOAA and NWS Management
  12. On Measuring the Degree of Irregularity in an Observing Network
  13. MULTISPECTRAL GOES-8 AND NOAA/AVHRR OBSERVATIONS OF GREAT PLAINS STORMS by Charles A. Doswell III, Robert M. Rabin, Martin Setv?k, Vincenzo Levizzani
  14. Extreme Convective Windstorms: Current Understanding and Research
  15. Flash Flood-Producing Convective Storms: Current Understanding and Research

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Chuck on Tornadoes

  1. What is a tornado?
  2. Where is "tornado alley"?
  3. More on tornadoes: Records, the Fujita scale, and our observations
  4. Tornadoes and Tornadic Storms: A Review of Conceptual Models by CHARLES A. DOSWELL III and DONALD W. BURGESS
  5. Tornadoes: Some Hard Realities
  6. Tornado Thoughts after VORTEX '95
  7. A Primer on Vorticity for Application in Supercells and Tornadoes

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Chuck on Forecasting

  1. A Modest Proposal for Forecaster Training
  2. Probabilistic Forecasting - A Primer by Chuck Doswell and Harold Brooks
  3. Short-Range Ensemble Forecasting: Concepts for Application to Severe Thunderstorms
  4. Some thoughts, some responses, and a challenge re: The future of forecasting - Answer to criticisms about this paper
  5. THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN WEATHER FORECASTING
  6. More thoughts on the future of weather forecasting (Models, MOS, Education, and Training)
  7. Flash Flood Forecasting: An Ingredients-Based Methodology
  8. Forecaster Training--A Review and Analysis
  9. A Case for Detailed Surface Analysis by Frederick Sanders and Charles A. Doswell III
  10. The Role of Diagnosis in Weather Forecasting by Charles A. Doswell III and Robert A. Maddox
  11. A REVIEW FOR FORECASTERS ON THE APPLICATION OF HODOGRAPHS TO FORECASTING SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS

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Chuck on Photography

  1. Outdoor Photography Advice
  2. Lightning Photography Tips

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Chuck's lighter side:

  1. APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO DATE MY DAUGHTER
  2. Philmont Treks - unavailable
  3. More Science High - It's not Chuck, but it's close.

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David O. Blanchard

  1. David's Home Page
  2. Link List to David's publications

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Harold Brooks

  1. New technology and numerical weather prediction - a wasted opportunity? by Harold E. Brooks and Charles A. Doswell III
  2. Tornado Reports by Damage Class
  3. CLIMATOLOGICAL RISK OF STRONG AND VIOLENT TORNADOES IN THE UNITED STATES by Peggy R. Concannon, Harold E. Brooks and Charles A. Doswell III
  4. Severe Thunderstorm Climatology
  5. CASE ANALYSIS OF A HISTORIC KILLER TORNADO EVENT IN KANSAS ON 10 JUNE 1938 by Harold Brooks
  6. THE FUTURE OF WEATHER FORECASTING: THE ERAS OF REVOLUTION AND RECONSTRUCTION by Harold E. Brooks, J. Michael Fritsch, Charles A. Doswell III
  7. LOGISTICAL SUPPORT FOR VORTEX-95 FORECASTING AND DATA ARCHIVAL by Harold E. Brooks, Charles A. Doswell III, Paul Janish
  8. APPLICATION OF SHORT-RANGE NWP MODEL ENSEMBLES TO SEVERE STORM FORECASTING by Harold E. Brooks, David J. Stensrud, Charles A. Doswell III
  9. PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF SOUNDINGS FROM VORTEX-95 by Harold E. Brooks and Charles A. Doswell III
  10. A Comparison of Measures-Oriented and Distributions-Oriented Approaches to Forecast Verification by Harold E. Brooks and Charles A. Doswell III

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Roger Edwards

  1. Some Issues Arising from the 3 May 1999 Central Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak
  2. COMPARISONS BETWEEN GULF OF MEXICO SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES AND SOUTHERN U.S. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM FREQUENCY IN THE COOL SEASON
  3. The Non-Tornado Home Page  
  4. Cancer Within by Rich Thompson and Roger Edwards
  5. An Evaluation of Slide Film Brands for Storm Chasing
  6. WX-Chase - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  7. Why not fewer (mostly male) storm chasers?
  8. Roger's Home Page
  9. Roger's Rants

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Matthew Gilmore

  1. Matt's links have changed. Several of his papers and essays are available through his homepage.

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Tim Marshall

  1. StormTrack.org Library
  2. A PASSION FOR PREDICTION
  3. DAMAGE SURVEY OF THE MOORE, OKLAHOMA TORNADO

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Erik Rasmussen

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Gene Rhoden

  1. Weather Photography Tips

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Greg Stumpf

  1. Tornado Photography Tips
  2. Greg's Home Page

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