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Topographically Induced Convergence Zones and Severe Weather


Jeff Braun



Severe Course





This training session focuses on severe weather considerations where topography plays the key role in the production of convergence/vorticity zones. Four short case examples highlight different types of convergence zones including the Puget Sound Convergence Zone, the Denver Vorticity Convergence Zone, the Mogollan Rim Convergence Zone, and the Snake River Plain Convergence Zone.

Training Session Options

LMS students – to begin the training, use the web-based video or audio playback options below.
Note: Be sure to have your speakers on and the volume loud enough to hear the presentation.

  1. Web-based Video training session
  2. Audio playback – This VISITview file contains recorded audio and annotations and can be taken at anytime.Create a directory to download the audio playback file (it is about 48 MB in size) from the following site: extracting the files into that directory click on either the visitplay.bat or visitauto.bat file to start the lesson. If both files are present, use visitauto.bat

Talking Points

Download as a Word document

This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites

Page Contact

Bernie Connell


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