Vol­ume of the model storm, in cu­bic miles

Popular Science - - CHARTED -

To mimic the conditions of the 2011 storm, Orf set the sim­u­la­tion in a three-di­men­sional block of vir­tual space mea­sur­ing about 75 miles long by 75 miles wide by 12.4 miles high. He kick-started the dig­i­tal tem­pest by cre­at­ing an up­draft in the sys­tem. From there, the com­puter fol­lowed the laws of physics un­til a twister formed.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.