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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Iowa ranks fifth in the nation for the annual tornado frequency per area. Although solutions for avoiding tornado formation are rather remote, if not impossible, understanding this formation process and its mechanism of operation must be advanced first. Current theories are still unsatisfactory and inadequate. A new concept of tornado modeling, resulting from extensive tornado literature studies and swirling rocket nozzle flow research, is proposed here. Based on this concept, the Iowa State University tornado-simulation wind tunnel is designed for better simulation of tornado flow.

Publication Date

December 1972

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

79

Issue

3-4

First Page

127

Last Page

130

Copyright

© Copyright 1972 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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