Science Behind the News: Tornadoes

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Tornadoes are violent, twisting columns of air with wind speeds over 100 miles per hour that can tear communities apart. Josh Wurman, an atmospheric scientist, explains that tornadoes develop in a special type of thunderstorm called a supercell, but that there are still mysteries to unravel.

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GREEN REVOLUTION: WIND POWER

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Kathryn Johnson, an electrical engineer at the Colorado School of Mines, studies large utility-scale wind turbines. Kathryn’s research aims to make the turbines more efficient in order to capture as much of the wind’s energy as possible. We also visited NSF’s National Center for Atmospheric Research, where scientists are working with local utility companies to create an advanced wind energy prediction system. Using data from sensors mounted on each turbine, the system generates a...

Pollution and How it Affects Us

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Project about pollution and how it effects the world around us.

Educational Adventure to the Estuary

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A class trip to the Tijuana Estuary

Transforming the Sensing and Numerical Prediction of High Impact Local Weather Through Dynamic Adaptation

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Kelvin Droegemeier discusses the impact of technology on weather predictability and how cyberinfrastructure can facilitate more accurate predictability on a local level and improve the financial impact weather has on the economy. Originally posted by SDSC on SDSCs CI Channel at: www.cichannel.org