Do supercells interact destructively with complex terrain?

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Do supercells interact destructively with complex terrain?

Postby CineX » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:45 pm

Hy,

sometimes I read that supercells are much more common in flat regions than in terrain with complex topography. Is that right? Can supercells interact destructively with complex underlying terrain? (large hilly or mountainous terrain, large Mountain ridges, etc...?) I know that under right Conditions supercells can also form in complex terrain. But is there a trend, that supercells are less common /weaker in complex terrain due to the complex wind shear or other effects?

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Re: Do supercells interact destructively with complex terrain?

Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:00 am

Absolutely.
There are a few images in the Das German supercell thread. These have been sent through to us just hours or in some cases with the tornado images, minutes after they have happened. European chasers stay in good contact with us.
Switzerland also has had a couple of water spouts this summer as well.

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Re: Do supercells interact destructively with complex terrain?

Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:35 am


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Re: Do supercells interact destructively with complex terrain?

Postby CineX » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:56 am

Many thanks for the Link ;-)

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