17 December 2018

Drawn to Geoscience: Tornadoes form from…wait, the ground up?! Seriously?

Posted by Shane Hanlon

By Shane M Hanlon

At our annual meeting last week, researchers presented new findings showing that contrary to popular views, tornadoes may (might) form from the ground up versus from clouds down. Here a good summary of the work via The Washington Post. AND, we were fortunate enough to have our old friend JoAnna Wendel draw a comic describing the findings! Check it out below.


Shane M Hanlon is a Program Manager in AGU’s Sharing Science Program. Follow him @ecologyofshane. JoAnna Wendel is a freelance science illustrator. Follow her @JoAnnaScience.