Monday, March 26, 2012

Game Changer Research Aims to Forecast Tornadoes

Dr. Amy McGovern
From an article on Science Nation:


 "Tornadoes claim hundreds of lives and cause billions of dollars in damages in the United States. But the tornado outbreak across the South on April 27, 2011, was startling, even for veteran forecasters such as Greg Carbin at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Okla.
"Through the 24-hour loop here, almost 200 tornadoes had occurred in that period of time and, unfortunately, over 315 fatalities. Primarily Alabama was hit hardest but also fatalities in Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia for this event," says Carbin.
As the warning coordination meteorologist at SPC, he would like to see tools that could help predict these killer storms.



Dr. McGovern and her team of researchers are working to develop the tools necessary to predict these storms.  Read the full story here...

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