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Otha H. Vaughan Jr. and Bernard Vonnegut

Eyewitness accounts and pictures are presented of the luminous electrical phenomena occurring when severe tornadoes passed through Madison County, Ala.

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Otha H. Vaughan Jr., Richard Blakeslee, William L. Boeck, Bernard Vonnegut, Marx Brook, and Jorn McKune Jr.

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George H. Fichtl, Nathaniel D. Reynolds, Alan E. Johnston, Stanley I. Adelfang, Wade Batts, Larry Lott, Paul J. Meyer, Orvel E. Smith, Marion S. Swint, and Otha H. Vaughan Jr.

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Television photos of smoke plumes an analyzed to estimate meridional wind shear on the space shuttle Challenger associated with the accident of Mission 51-L. Gust velocities were obtained by detailed examination of the debris trails. The shuttle exhaust trail was used to establish altitudes of significant features in the photographs. Wind data obtained from the photographs compare favorably with data obtained from a rawinsonde released 9 min after the launch of the shuttle.

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