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14 November 2019
Size of thunderstorm dome clouds may predict tornado intensity
The size of a bulge at the top of a thunderstorm’s anvil-shaped cloud may allow researchers to forecast the strength of tornadoes that spawn from such storms, according to a new study in AGU’s journal Geophysical Research Letters.
13 December 2018
Cartoon: New Insights into the Formation of Tornadoes
Today at 4 pm EST, AGU is holding a press conference titled “New Insights into the Formation of Tornadoes” at Fall Meeting 2018. To help you get a picture of the tornado research, check out this beautiful cartoon created by JoAnna Wendel.
24 October 2017
Scientists use seismic waves to measure tornado intensity
Seismic waves generated by tornadoes when they touch down could be used to measure a twister’s intensity, according to a new study that examined the May 2011 Joplin tornado. The findings could open the door to devising more accurate methods to study tornadoes from the ground.