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An Update on Research Directed at Revolutionizing Tornado Prediction
April 22, 2013
Funded by the National Science Foundation, Amy McGovern of the University of Oklahoma engages in research to revolutionize the ability to anticipate deadly tornadoes by explaining why some storms generate tornadoes and others do not and by developing advanced techniques for analyzing data to discover how the twisters move in both space and time.
University of Tennessee–Knoxville
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