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A scientist and a supercomputer re-create a tornado

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 00:25
With tornado season fast approaching or already underway in vulnerable states throughout the US, new supercomputer simulations are giving meteorologists unprecedented insight into the structure of monstrous thunderstorms and tornadoes. One such recent simulation recreates a tornado-producing supercell thunderstorm that left a path of destruction over the Central Great Plains in 2011.

Is it freezing inside that tornado?

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 19:59
With winter upon us in full force, outdoor temperatures are plummeting. But inside an intense tornado, it's always chilly -- no matter the time of year. A new study demonstrates why that's the case.

Large-scale tornado outbreaks increasing in frequency

Fri, 06/01/2017 - 22:29
The frequency of large-scale tornado outbreaks is increasing in the United States, particularly when it comes to the most extreme events, according to new research.