Thanks for stopping by. Here you will find images and video that involve my research on severe storms, specifically thunderstorms that produce tornadoes and/or downbursts. Some of the presentations are in video form and contain visualizations of storms. You may access these from the Presentation menu above. Hover over the Presentation menu to access all talks. All HD video is viewed best in full screen mode with 1080p HD quality chosen (select gear icon at the bottom right of the YouTube video window). However, due to the nature of streaming video (finite bandwidth) artifacts occur even at 1080p – especially when there are many particles being animated.
February 3, 2016: New 20 meter simulation on Blue Waters produces long-track multiple vortex EF5 tornado (see below):
August 2015: David Bock, Rob Sisneros, and I submitted a video to XSEDE 2015 and it received the People’s Choice Award! Short article about it here (International Science Grid This Week); another here (The Weather Network), and more recently Science News picked it up (article here). Below is the video, which shows the cloud field of a tornadic supercell simulation run at 30 meter resolution on the Blue Waters supercomputer. It is based upon the environment that produced the 24 May 2011 long-track EF5 supercell near El Reno, OK.