The mechanics associated with thunderstorm outflows differ significantly from traditional turbulence in boundary layer winds both in its kinematics and dynamics. The key distinguishing attributes are the contrasting velocity profile with height, a rapid increase in speed, and the statistical features of the energetic gusts in the wind field, exhibiting a strong non-stationarity. This raises serious questions regarding the applicability of conventional stationary process-based theories, thus calling for a paradigm shift. This chapter reviews popular approaches concerning the structural analysis of non-stationary thunderstorm outflows, such as evolutionary power spectrum-based analysis, wavelet-based analysis, thunderstorm response spectrum technique involving the equivalent wind spectrum, and hybrid simulation-based analysis in the time domain. Finally, some preliminary comparisons between the results obtained using these different methods are presented

Structural Response to Non-Stationary Thunderstorm Outflows

Giovanni Solari;
2021

Abstract

The mechanics associated with thunderstorm outflows differ significantly from traditional turbulence in boundary layer winds both in its kinematics and dynamics. The key distinguishing attributes are the contrasting velocity profile with height, a rapid increase in speed, and the statistical features of the energetic gusts in the wind field, exhibiting a strong non-stationarity. This raises serious questions regarding the applicability of conventional stationary process-based theories, thus calling for a paradigm shift. This chapter reviews popular approaches concerning the structural analysis of non-stationary thunderstorm outflows, such as evolutionary power spectrum-based analysis, wavelet-based analysis, thunderstorm response spectrum technique involving the equivalent wind spectrum, and hybrid simulation-based analysis in the time domain. Finally, some preliminary comparisons between the results obtained using these different methods are presented
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