Expert opinions on tornadogenesis have been requested in a public debate. While you might not consider engaging in such passtimes to be a high priority, you at least have the right to know when issues concerning you are being publicly discussed.
The debate started with this assertion:
"The defining characteristic of a tornadic vortex is that the tightest radius is on the ground. From there, the radius expands in the direction of the flow. The constriction of the radius at the ground is caused by an extreme low pressure that supplies the necessary centripetal force. Above the ground, the low pressure relaxes in the direction of the flow, eventually faring into the lesser pressure deficit within the parent thunderstorm, and the radius expands with the loss of centripetal force approaching the source of the low pressure."
This has been challenged.
Furthermore, this characteristic of tornadoes is attributed to a combination of fluid dynamic and electromagnetic forces.
The discussion is located here:
The primary assertions are all made in the first 4 posts.
If you care to offer an opinion, but would rather not have to create an account on that forum, you can simply reply to this email. But to avoid confusion, please clearly designate comments that you wish to make public, with something like:
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Statements not clearly designated will not be published. I'd be happy to answer questions offline if you want more info before responding, so feel free to ask.
My most sincere regards,
Mr. Charles Chandler
PS: my apologies for the presumptuousness of casting such a broad net in the search of critical reviews, but as I said, at the very least, all of you have the right to know about public discussions within your fields of focus.