Leslie R. Lemon

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Leslie R. Lemon (born January 19, 1947) is an American meteorologist bridging research and forecasting with expertise in weather radar, particular regarding severe convective storms.wikipedia
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Charles A. Doswell III

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Lemon is, along with Charles A. Doswell III, a seminal contributor to the modern conception of the supercell which was first identified by Keith Browning, and he developed the Lemon technique to estimate updraft strength and thunderstorm organization (in highly sheared environments) also as a continuation of Browning's work.
Doswell is a seminal contributor, along with Leslie R. Lemon, to the modern conception of the supercell, which was developed originally by Keith Browning.

Supercell

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Lemon is, along with Charles A. Doswell III, a seminal contributor to the modern conception of the supercell which was first identified by Keith Browning, and he developed the Lemon technique to estimate updraft strength and thunderstorm organization (in highly sheared environments) also as a continuation of Browning's work.
Browning did the initial work that was followed up by Lemon and Doswell to develop the modern conceptual model of the supercell.

Lemon technique

Weak echo region
Lemon is, along with Charles A. Doswell III, a seminal contributor to the modern conception of the supercell which was first identified by Keith Browning, and he developed the Lemon technique to estimate updraft strength and thunderstorm organization (in highly sheared environments) also as a continuation of Browning's work.
It is named for Leslie R. Lemon, the co-creator of the current conceptual model of a supercell.

Keith Browning

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Lemon is, along with Charles A. Doswell III, a seminal contributor to the modern conception of the supercell which was first identified by Keith Browning, and he developed the Lemon technique to estimate updraft strength and thunderstorm organization (in highly sheared environments) also as a continuation of Browning's work.

Meteorologist

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Leslie R. Lemon (born January 19, 1947) is an American meteorologist bridging research and forecasting with expertise in weather radar, particular regarding severe convective storms.

Weather forecasting

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Leslie R. Lemon (born January 19, 1947) is an American meteorologist bridging research and forecasting with expertise in weather radar, particular regarding severe convective storms.

Weather radar

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Leslie R. Lemon (born January 19, 1947) is an American meteorologist bridging research and forecasting with expertise in weather radar, particular regarding severe convective storms.

Wind shear

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Lemon is, along with Charles A. Doswell III, a seminal contributor to the modern conception of the supercell which was first identified by Keith Browning, and he developed the Lemon technique to estimate updraft strength and thunderstorm organization (in highly sheared environments) also as a continuation of Browning's work.

Fujita scale

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Lemon's interest in severe storms was triggered in earnest after he witnessed the F5 Ruskin Heights tornado on May 20, 1957 which caused light damage to his family's home and severe damage very nearby.

May 1957 Central Plains tornado outbreak sequence

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Lemon's interest in severe storms was triggered in earnest after he witnessed the F5 Ruskin Heights tornado on May 20, 1957 which caused light damage to his family's home and severe damage very nearby.

University of Kansas

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Lemon studied meteorology at the University of Kansas (KU) and the University of Oklahoma (OU), graduating with a B.S. from OU in 1970.

University of Oklahoma

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Lemon studied meteorology at the University of Kansas (KU) and the University of Oklahoma (OU), graduating with a B.S. from OU in 1970.

Vietnam War

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Lemon embarked on graduate school studies but being the Vietnam era he wasn't able to continue and he joined the NOAA Commissioned Corps.

NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps

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Lemon embarked on graduate school studies but being the Vietnam era he wasn't able to continue and he joined the NOAA Commissioned Corps.

NEXRAD

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Afterward, in addition to developing the Lemon technique at the Techniques Development Unit (TDU) of the National Severe Storms Forecast Center (NSSFC) and his work on the supercell thunderstorm, Lemon was a major developer of the WSR-88D or "NEXRAD".

Tornado vortex signature

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In 1976 NOAA bestowed a Special Achievement Award for his co-discovery of tornado vortex signature (TVS).

Lockheed Martin

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At Lockheed Martin, Lemon was a key developer of its microburst prediction radar.

Microburst

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At Lockheed Martin, Lemon was a key developer of its microburst prediction radar.

Unisys

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Lemon also worked at Unisys and other companies during his career and currently operates a forensic and consulting meteorology company.

National Weather Association

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He was president of the National Weather Association (NWA) in 2001 and served on a National Academy of Sciences National Research Council committee on "Weather Radar Technology Beyond NEXRAD" that same year.

National Academy of Sciences

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He was president of the National Weather Association (NWA) in 2001 and served on a National Academy of Sciences National Research Council committee on "Weather Radar Technology Beyond NEXRAD" that same year.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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He was president of the National Weather Association (NWA) in 2001 and served on a National Academy of Sciences National Research Council committee on "Weather Radar Technology Beyond NEXRAD" that same year.

Tornado

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He also has expertise in storm damage surveying and surveyed the first documented tornado in Romania while doing radar work there.