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The virtual supercell thunderstorm, scaled to match those commonly observed, can be viewed in a highly immersive CAVE™-like environment (a projection-based virtual reality environment) or on a desktop PC. The virtual storm represents an instant in time during the mature, roughly steady-state stage of a tornadic supercell, and includes such visually realistic features as a wall cloud, tornado, tail cloud, comma-shaped rain region, anvil cloud, mammatus, rear-flank downdraft clear slot, and shelf cloud. Audio representing the roar of the tornado, thunder, rain of varying intensity, and hail has been included.
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Gallus, William A. Jr.; Cervato, Cinzia; Cruz-Neira, Carolina; Faidley, Galen William; and Heer, Rex, "Learning Storm Dynamics with a Virtual Thunderstorm" (2005). Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications. 3.