Kevin Gray

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    I am currently working on condensing my Master's research on the tornado outbreak of 24 August 2016 into a peer reviewed paper. My advisor Jeff Frame and I utilized the WRF model to simulate this event. We manipulated the WRF output so that it was compatible with pressure decomposition code so that we could analyze pressure perturbations within the simulated storm of interest. Findings stress the importance of ingesting strongly sheared air near the surface for the formation of supercells during this event. A differential heating boundary owing to anvil cover seems to have played a crucial role in preserving the horizontal vorticity owing to the shear near the surface.