Supercell Thunderstorm Simulations

Ming Xue, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

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A series of three MPEG videos showing simulations of supercell thunderstorms and the funnel clouds and tornados that the thunderstorms generate. These visualizations demonstrate how clouds move throughout the life of a tornado, allowing the viewer to see how winds shift during the formation of a funnel cloud.

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Keywords: tornado, cyclone, twister, funnel cloud, thunderstorm, storm, supercell, cloud, visualization, simulation, animation, movie, 3D