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Towards a theory of stochastic vorticity-augmentation

Naturevolume 266pages825826 (1977) | Download Citation

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THE mechanism of genesis of atmospheric tornado-like vortices is not yet known, although the hydrodynamic mechanism of a mature tornado is reasonably well understood thanks to recent research efforts. This lack of understanding of the physics of tornado genesis has been a great handicap in attempts to avert tornado occurrences. I present here a new hypothesis to account for the formation of tornadoes.

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