The Texas A&M university convection and lighting experiment (TEXACAL) was designed to examine convective systems to better understand the relationship between cloud-to-ground (CG) activity and storm structure. Operations are conducted whenever convective activity enters the TEXACAL radar network. The F5 tornado that destroyed many homes in Jarell, TX is described as an example. The Jarell tornado formed from a supercell that initiated near Waco, TX along a cold frontal boundary as a gravity wave propagated through the warm sector ahead of the front. There was a weak low-level wind shear in the environment but very high convective available potential energy.
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology - Austin, TX, USA|
Duration: Sep 7 1997 → Sep 12 1997
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1997 28th Conference on Radar Meteorology|
|City||Austin, TX, USA|
|Period||09/7/97 → 09/12/97|