Severe Storm Visualizations
NCAR and NOAA researchers worked together to study an incident where a cargo plane's engine was ripped off by clear air turbulence.
Asia Coastal Cyclone
The ability to predict the behavior of large storm systems is an important and necessary tool for helping save lives and property that can be lost during severe weather events. The MM5 numerical model is used here to simulate the structure and evolution of an East Asia coastal cyclone that occurred in June of 1993.
|WRF-Nested Regional Climate Model Simulation of a Hurricane
This visualization simulates future regional climate changes in North America.
Line with Mesoscale Convective Vortex
The evolution of a squall line with a mesoscale convective vortex is modeled here using the Klemp-Wilhelmson numerical algorithm. The circulation patterns around the storm along with the interaction of rain, cloud water, and potential temperature are simulated.
A Cloud Resolving Model was run using data from a unique 3D Atlantic tropical experiment, and visualizations were produced showing the formation and evolution of cloud systems during a 7-day period.
This model simulates a complete eyewall with multiple rain bands with a structure similar to the radar analysis.
|Hurricane Katrina 72-Hour Forecast
This is a visualization of the forcast of Hurricane Katrina using the Weather Research and Forecasting model.
Simulation of Hurricane Diana Genesis
This simulation marks the first time a cloud-resolving simulation has been able to reproduce the formation of a tropical cyclone, given only information about atmospheric conditions on a scale much larger than that of the cyclone.
Typhoon Herb roared across northern Taiwan resulting in the loss of many lives and damage to property due to high winds, flooding, and landslides. Researchers are using advanced computer models and high resolution radar data to study this complex and deadly storm system. This visualization shows a comparison between the observed and model data.
Researchers develop and improve 3D supercell models and lightning simulations using data collected from a June, 1995, tornado-producing, severe storm over the West Texas Panhandle. These animations model the 1.5 hour supercell evolution and visualize fractal-like lightning branch structures from the storm.
Storm Russ over Lantau Island
The Clark-Hall model was used to visualize tropical storm Russ which swept over Lantau Island, site of the Hong Kong Airport.