Cameron Homeyer

(University of Oklahoma)

Water Vapor, Ozone, and Tornadoes: Studies of Convection and Related Hazards through Analyses of Storm Tops.

What Homepage GR UG Meteo Colloquium
When Oct 18, 2017
from 03:30 pm to 04:30 pm
Where 112 Walker Building
Contact Name Matthew Kumjian
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Cameron Homeyer UOK

Abstract: Deep convection has been an increasing focus of the many sub-disciplines of atmospheric science. Linkages between convection and climate through chemistry, radiation, and hydrometeorological extremes have driven much of this expansion. My group’s work at OU for the past 3 years has been primarily focused on characteristics of and processes occurring near the storm top within deep convection. Phenomena of interest include overshooting tops and above-anvil cirrus plumes (and the gravity wave breaking process responsible for their occurrence), which we have been analyzing using a suite of high-resolution radar observations, satellite observations, and numerical models. In this talk, I will discuss recent work aimed at improving our understanding of stratospheric hydration from convection and the resulting potential for stratospheric ozone destruction. I will also summarize efforts that have been underway to determine the value of storm top observations to severe storm identification and short-term forecasting (with an emphasis on tornadoes).