High-resolution full-scale measurements of thunderstorm outflow winds

W. Scott Gunter, John L. Schroeder

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Abstract

Efforts to understand thunderstorm outflow winds have been ongoing for years in the wind engineering community given the design wind speed for most areas is governed by this phenomenon. These efforts have largely consisted of laboratory and numerical simulations using both impinging jets and thermodynamic-allowing models, while full-scale observations have remained fairly sparse. The limited body of research has illustrated significant differences between the mean characteristics of thunderstorm outflow winds and "standard" boundary layer winds, yet the evolution of the wind profiles and turbulent characteristics of thunderstorm outflow wind profiles remain poorly understood. Using high-resolution full-scale data obtained during an extensive field project, this research seeks to develop a deeper understanding of the evolutionary and turbulent characteristics of thunderstorm outflow winds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013, ACWE 2013
Subtitle of host publicationWind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation
Pages371-383
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2013
Event12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation, ACWE 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 20 2013

Publication series

Name12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013, ACWE 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation
Volume1

Conference

Conference12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation, ACWE 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period06/16/1306/20/13

Keywords

  • Radar observations
  • Surface observations
  • Thunderstorm outflow
  • Wind profiles

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    Gunter, W. S., & Schroeder, J. L. (2013). High-resolution full-scale measurements of thunderstorm outflow winds. In 12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013, ACWE 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation (pp. 371-383). (12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013, ACWE 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation; Vol. 1).