Journal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics

, Volume 70, Issue 6, pp 941–951 | Cite as

A sink-flow theory of tornados

  • I. I. Smul’skii


A sink-flow model of a tornado is proposed. The mechanisms of the formation of circulation and reasons for the sink flow are considered. Relations that are necessary to describe the processes in tornados and to predict them are obtained. The way of preventing tornados is outlined.


Vortex Cyclone Tropical Cyclone Potential Pressure Vortex Chamber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. I. Smul’skii
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of the Cryosphere of the Earth, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesTyumen

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