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Feb. 2, 2015 — Researchers have found that smoke from fires can intensify tornadoes. They examined the effects of smoke -- resulting from spring agricultural land-clearing fires in Central America -- transported ... read more

Storm Chasers Take on Supercell Thunderstorms in Bangladesh

Jan. 28, 2015 — This past April, Scott Olson touched down in Bangladesh to become the country’s first known storm chaser. On the other side of the world, back in Oklahoma, meteorologists worked tirelessly to put ... read more

Dec. 18, 2014 — Golden-winged warblers apparently knew in advance that a storm that would spawn 84 confirmed tornadoes and kill at least 35 people last spring was coming, according to a new report. The birds left ... read more

Aug. 11, 2014 — One researcher reports on his studies of tornado winds, and the findings from simulations and modelling that will help engineers answer questions about how tornadoes interact with buildings. ... read more

Aug. 6, 2014 — New research shows that climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United ... read more

Use of Media Can Save Lives in Bad Storms

Dec. 30, 2013 — The number and intensity of storms and other extreme weather events are on the increase all over the world. The latest study by the Medical University of Vienna in cooperation with the US Centers for ... read more

Pacific Ocean Temperature Influences Tornado Activity in US

Oct. 17, 2013 — A researcher has found that the temperature of the Pacific Ocean could help scientists predict the type and location of tornado activity in the ... read more

Oct. 16, 2013 — Three-dimensional computer models of the interaction between tornadoes and hills shows that wind velocities are significantly reduced on the leeward side of hills. The finding applied to hills whose ... read more

Sep. 12, 2013 — In the wake of deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, researchers have developed a new statistical model that will help determine whether the risk of tornadoes is increasing and whether they are getting ... read more

Aug. 27, 2013 — The first field investigations of the effect of terrain elevation changes on tornado path, vortex, strength and damage have yielded valuable information that could help prevent the loss of human life ... read more

June 6, 2013 — A new image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the extent of destruction from the deadly Newcastle-Moore ... read more

Living Through a Tornado Does Not Shake Optimism

Mar. 1, 2013 — Even in the face of a disaster, we remain optimistic about our chances of injury compared to others, according to a new study. Residents of a town struck by a tornado thought their risk of injury ... read more

Study Surveys Impact of Leap Day Harrisburg, Illinois Tornado

Mar. 1, 2013 — On Leap Day last year, the largest natural disaster in Illinois in 2012 devastated a small town in Southern Illinois. Since the Feb. 29 EF-4 level tornado that tore through Harrisburg one year ... read more

Feb. 28, 2013 — A new satellite that will detect the lightning inside storm clouds may lead to valuable improvements in tornado detection. The GOES-R satellite is currently being built with new technology that may ... read more

Jan. 8, 2013 — According to NOAA scientists, 2012 marked the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States with the year consisting of a record warm spring, second warmest summer, fourth warmest winter ... read more

Flesh-Eating Fungus Responsible for Five Deaths in Wake of Massive Tornado

Dec. 14, 2012 — A fast growing, flesh-eating fungus killed five people following a massive tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., according to two new ... read more

Aug. 27, 2012 — Recycled materials may become armor against flying debris: Panels for a new high-tech shelter have passed the National Storm Shelter Association’s tornado threat ... read more

June 25, 2012 — Like a white blanket, Tropical Storm Debby's clouds covered the entire state of Florida in a NASA satellite image. Two satellites have captured imagery that shows Tropical Storm Debby has thrown ... read more

Apr. 10, 2012 — Record and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the United States and contributed to the warmest March on record for the contiguous United States, a record that dates ... read more

Apr. 9, 2012 — A doctoral student noticed storm damage far from the path a tornado took through hilly Alabama terrain. He's using a tornado simulator to confirm rough terrain can channel a tornado's ... read more

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