An Integrated Electromagnetic and Thermodynamic (EMTD) Approach to the Study of Supercell Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

One man’s attempt to understand it all, Charles L. Chandler

People who have read previous versions of this work might be surprised to see that the contentions herein continue to evolve. Unlike “academic” works, where the objective is to take a position and then defend it for credibility’s sake, the objective of this work is to be as comprehensive and accurate as possible. Hence this work has changed, as comments and criticisms from readers like you have created opportunities for improvements, and it will continue to change. This causes confusion, but that’s better than tenacity in the face of legitimate criticisms. Perhaps this will always be a work-in-progress, as it is doubtful that any of us will live to see something as complex as a tornadic supercell completely described. But if we should ever have to choose between truth and credibility, we must always choose truth, because credibility isn’t worth much without it. And while this work is still very speculative, it is nevertheless arguable that it has emerged as the most complete theory of supercells and tornadoes ever presented to the public. So the method is working, and therefore, it will persist.

Filed under: Tornadoes — by Richard Holle @ 9:57 am on March 22, 2010


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