E-Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology

December 26, 2005 by · Comments Off on E-Journal of Severe Storms Meteorology
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Roger and I have been working hard this fall along with a group of top notch researchers and meteorologists to create the first ever completely independent Open-Access e-journal for severe storms meteorology. This group is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in, and free and universal accessibility to, scientific publications. We hope to offer several new strategies for advanced publication along the lines of OPEN ACCESS journals in other fields of science:

  • online publishing (to order to significantly reduce time to publication)
  • open access publishing (to allow accessibility at no costs for everyone worldwide)
  • open peer-review for a fair and transparent evaluation
  • a publication process that will foster scientific discussions
    and to enhance effectiveness and transparency of scientific quality control

  • personalized copyright to leave the rights for non-commercial use to the authors
  • e-citation of articles to provide unique and simple URL addresses for all e-publications
  • worldwide archiving + indexing for maximum dissemination and impact
  • digital documents for independent printing-on-demand

    Open access (OA) publishing means that the literature published online (on the Internet) is accessible free of charge for everyone and not only for the subscribers as in case of traditional publishing.

    Stayed tuned for a formal announcement soon! Take a sneak peek here:

    Happy New Year! EE

    6-3-5 Ness City outflow boundary tornado and funnels

    June 4, 2005 by · Comments Off on 6-3-5 Ness City outflow boundary tornado and funnels
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    The view of the Ness City area tornado and funnels from Bobby and Scott’s perspective…all photos (c) 2005 R. Scott FitzGerald. Images are large. Thanks a bunch to Scott for letting me upload these.

    The tornado that we saw but didn’t fully realize (obviously the view was much better just a couple miles N):





    The funnel near Ness City that we saw intermittently through buildings and trees…


    The rapidly rotating area NNW of Ness City with intermittent brief funnels, scud spinnerets, and condensation wisps between wall cloud and ground…


    Later wall cloud looking NW:


    New meso to our N that would produce the skinny final funnel:


    The skinny final funnel:


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