Dan Satterfield has worked as an on air meteorologist for 32 years in Oklahoma, Florida and Alabama. Forecasting weather is Dan's job, but all of Earth Science is his passion. This journal is where Dan writes about things he has too little time for on air. Dan blogs about peer-reviewed Earth science for Junior High level audiences and up. MORE ABOUT DAN >>
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here we see the begining of the tornado http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XMF22_MEMJU why is not scientifically possible to stop the process at the first step when “vortex” looks for connection with ground ?
What a great shot, you should get an award for that one.
I understood that Doppler radar is quite accurate when determining the speed of the tornado. Are their other technologies, such as Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) that can be used to determine heat in the tornado’s columns, or a possible calculation of the shear forces of the vortices, or is the speed to great.
Right now in Science class I’m dong a project about tornados, and the story about the tornado made me cry very badly.