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Iowa State Researchers Find, Test Winds Extending Far Away From Alabama Tornado's Path
April 9, 2012
Christopher Karstens, an Iowa State University doctoral student from Atlantic, was studying a deadly Alabama tornado when he noticed high winds from the storm traveled along valleys and knocked down trees. Karstens built a 3-D model of the Alabama terrain and is using Iowa State's Tornado/Microburst Simulator to confirm rough, complex terrain can channel tornado winds.
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