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Expert discusses El Niño effects, prediction strategies

June 26, 2019

In the past few months, extreme weather events have caused significant damage to communities throughout the United States.…
The emotional impact of dealing with deadly tornadoes

March 12, 2019

A University of Miami psychologist explains what victims of Sunday’s destructive tornadoes in the South are up against…
This is a Dust Devil… on Mars

February 20, 2019

We live in a time when our spacecraft orbiting Mars at an altitude of about 300 km. can…
Atmospheric scientists begin field campaign to study extreme thunderstorms in Argentina

October 31, 2018

As residents of the U.S. Midwest know, spring in the Great Plains can bring severe weather, including hail,…
Severe Storms Research Center Works to Improve Tornado Warning Time

April 24, 2018

For John Trostel, Madeline Frank, Jessica Losego, and Tom Perry, a day without clouds isn’t necessarily an ideal…
Population only part of tornado casualty story

May 25, 2017

New research out of Florida State University shows that the strength of a tornado has a significantly larger…
Researchers develop radar simulator to characterize scattering of debris in tornadoes

May 2, 2017

Researchers have developed the first numerical polarimetric radar simulator to study and characterize the scattering of debris particles…
A scientist and a supercomputer re-create a tornado

March 14, 2017

With tornado season fast approaching or already underway in vulnerable states throughout the U.S., new supercomputer simulations are…
GPM Sees Deadly Tornadic Storms Moving Through U.S. Southeast

December 1, 2016

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite gathered rainfall data on the severe storms that impacted…
Extreme Tornado Outbreaks Have Become More Common, Says Study

March 11, 2016

Most death and destruction inflicted by tornadoes in North America occurs during outbreaks—large-scale weather events that can last…
New findings suggest severe tornado outbreaks are increasingly common

March 7, 2016

One tornado alone can cause intense destruction, but the largest impact on both death rates and economic losses…
UNL engineers study how Pilger tornado destroyed buildings

June 15, 2015

Using a high-tech laser scanner and a drone, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln civil engineering professor and his graduate…
CASA radar tracks tornadoes down the street and up to the minute, literally!

March 24, 2015

A new generation of smaller, highly capable radar systems in the Dallas/Fort Worth area is able to track…
X-ray laser probes tiny quantum tornadoes in superfluid droplets

August 22, 2014

An experiment at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory revealed a well-organized 3-D grid of quantum…
NASA Satellite Shows Tornado’s Track in Arkansas

April 30, 2014

A violent tornado touched down in Arkansas on April 27, 2014, killing as many as 15 people. The…
Satellite Movie Shows U.S. Tornado Outbreak from Space

April 29, 2014

NASA has just released an animation of visible and infrared satellite data from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite that shows…
Start tornado preparation now, expert advises

April 25, 2014

Decide ahead of time where to take shelter. Tornado season is here, and it’s important to have an…
Tornado Reports Urge New Standards for Saving Lives, Property

December 4, 2013

Nationally accepted standards for building design and construction, public shelters and emergency communications can significantly reduce deaths and…
NIST Investigation of Joplin, Mo., Tornado Details Proposed Measures for Saving Lives and Property

November 22, 2013

Nationally accepted standards for building design and construction, public shelters and emergency communications can significantly reduce deaths and…
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

November 18, 2013

East Peoria resident Billy Vestal evacuates with his daughter, Lillian Vestal, 3, after a tornado damaged the area…
Computer models of tornadoes show possible sheltering region behind hills

October 18, 2013

Using 3-D computer models, University of Arkansas researchers have demonstrated the influence of hills on tornadoes. Their models…
A Scarred Landscape in Oklahoma visible from Satellite

June 6, 2013

On May 20, 2013, central Oklahoma was devastated by a EF-5 tornado, the most severe on the enhanced Fujita scale.…
Research Directed at Revolutionizing Tornado Prediction

April 26, 2013

Tornadoes, the most violent of storms, can take lives and destroy neighborhoods in seconds, and every state in…
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