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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.


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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.


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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.


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