Geography and Earth Sciences
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Battle of the Supercells part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Previous Workshops:Workshop 2010:Teaching Activities
The students are challenged with producing the vertical profile of wind, temperature, and dew point temperature that they feel is representative of an environment conducive to producing supercell thunderstorms. Their profile is used to initialize an idealized cloud resolving model simulation. This assignment challenges students knowledge but also introduces some fun and competition.