Most of the datasets analyzed in our publications are now available at datacommons@psu.  If there’s a dataset you’d like that you cannot find, feel free to email Paul Markowski (pmarkowski@psu.edu).

datacommons@psu was developed to provide a resource for data sharing, discovery, and long-term curation for the Penn State research community.  It serves as a data discovery tool, a data archive for research data created by PSU for projects funded by agencies such as the National Science Foundation and NOAA, as well as a public portal to data, applications, and resources.

 

 

FORTRAN code and input files for the Markowski “toy model” version of CM1 (also known as the Bryan Cloud Model) 

Rotunno, R., P. Markowski, and G. Bryan, 2017: “Near-ground” vertical vorticity in supercell thunderstorm models.  J. Atmos. Sci., 144, 1757–1766.

Markowski, P.M., and Y. P. Richardson, 2017: Large sensitivity of near-surface vertical vorticity development to heat sink location in idealized simulations of supercell-like storms. J. Atmos. Sci., 144, 1095–1104.

Markowski, P.M., 2016: An idealized numerical simulation investigation of the effects of surface drag on the development of near-surface vertical vorticity in supercell thunderstorms. J. Atmos. Sci.143, 4349–4385.

Markowski, P. M., and Y. P. Richardson, 2014: The influence of environmental low-level shear and cold pools on tornadogenesis: Insights from idealized simulations.  J. Atmos. Sci.71, 243–275. 

Dual-Doppler wind syntheses and edited radar sweep files for the 5 June 2009 tornadic supercell intercepted by VORTEX2

Markowski, P., Y. Richardson, J. Marquis, J. Wurman, K. Kosiba, P. Robinson, D. Dowell, E. Rasmussen, and R. Davies-Jones, 2012: The pretornadic phase of the Goshen County, Wyoming, supercell of 5 June 2009 intercepted by VORTEX2. Part I: Evolution of kinematic and surface thermodynamic fields. Mon. Wea. Rev., 140, 2887–2915.

Markowski, P., Y. Richardson, J. Marquis, R. Davies-Jones, J. Wurman, K. Kosiba, P. Robinson, E. Rasmussen, and D. Dowell, 2012: The pretornadic phase of the Goshen County, Wyoming, supercell of 5 June 2009 intercepted by VORTEX2. Part II: Intensification of low-level rotation. Mon. Wea. Rev.140, 2916–2938.

 

 

 

Dual-Doppler wind syntheses and edited radar sweep files for the 10 June 2010 tornadic and nontornadic supercells intercepted by VORTEX2

Klees, A., Y. Richardson, P. Markowski, J. Wurman, K. Kosiba, and C. Weiss, 2016: Comparison of the tornadic and nontornadic supercells intercepted by VORTEX2 on 10 June 2010. Mon. Wea. Rev.144, 3201–3231.

 

 

 

 

 

Dual-Doppler wind syntheses, edited radar sweep files, and software for the 12 May 2010 tornadic supercell intercepted by VORTEX2 near Clinton, OK

Markowski, P. M., T. P. Hatlee, and Y. P. Richardson, 2018: Tornadogenesis in the 12 May 2010 supercell thunderstorm intercepted by VORTEX2 near Clinton, Oklahoma.  Mon. Wea. Rev.146, 3623–3650.

 

 

 

Supercell thunderstorm proximity soundings from the Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) used in the Markowski et al. (2003) storm environment study

Markowski, P. M., C. Hannon, J. Frame, E. Lancaster, A. Pietrycha, R. Edwards, and R. Thompson, 2003: Characteristics of vertical wind profiles near supercells obtained from the Rapid Update Cycle. Wea. Forecasting18, 1262–1272.

 

 

Mobile mesonet data from VORTEX1 (1994–1995) and SUB-VORTEX (1997–1999)

Markowski, P. M., J. M. Straka, and E. N. Rasmussen, 2002: Direct surface thermodynamic observations within the rear-flank downdrafts of nontornadic and tornadic supercells. Mon. Wea. Rev.130, 1692–1721. 

Shabbott, C. J., and P. M. Markowski, 2006: Surface in situ observations within the outflow of forward-flank downdrafts of supercell thunderstorms. Mon. Wea. Rev.134, 1422–1441.

 

 

 

 

Thermodynamic observations in supercell storms obtained from pseudo-Lagrangian drifters in spring 2017

Markowski, P. M., Y. P. Richardson, S. J. Richardson, and A. Petersson, 2018: Aboveground thermodynamic observations in convective storms from balloonborne probes acting as pseudo-Lagrangian drifters. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 99, 711–724.

 

 

 

Nontornadic supercell thunderstorms observed by the Doppler-On-Wheels radars analyzed in the Markowski et al. (2011) study

Markowski, P. M., M. Majcen, Y. P. Richardson, J. Marquis, and J. Wurman, 2011:  Characteristics of the wind field in three nontornadic low-level mesocyclones observed by the Doppler On Wheels radars.  E. Journal of Severe Storms Meteor6(3), 1–48.

Three-dimensional wind syntheses from airborne dual-Doppler datasets obtained during the VORTEX project used to investigate the structure of vortex lines in supercell thunderstorms in the Markowski et al. (2008) study

Markowski, P. M., J. M. Straka, E. N. Rasmussen, R. P. Davies-Jones, Y. Richardson, and J. Trapp, 2008: Vortex lines within low-level mesocyclones obtained from pseudo-dual-Doppler radar observations. Mon. Wea. Rev.136, 3513–3535.

 

 

Mobile mesonet locations in VORTEX2