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Weather Channel's Cantore Experiences 3-D Tornado Simulation at Virginia Tech

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Meteorologists from The Weather Channel broadcast segments on the unique re-creation of the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.

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UI Researchers Link Smoke From Fires to Tornado Intensity

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University of Iowa researchers have found that smoke from fires can intensify tornadoes. They examined the effects of smoke—resulting from spring agricultural land-clearing fires in Central America—transported across the Gulf of Mexico and encountering tornado conditions already in process in the United States.

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April 2011 Tornado Event Prompted Many Alabama Residents to Prepare

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UAB School of Public Health researchers found that 66 percent of residents of Alabama’s most populous county had a complete disaster preparedness kit on hand after the tornado outbreak.

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Texas Tech Wind Researchers Release Findings on Failed Shelter Door Hit by Arkansas Tornado

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Homeowners should make sure building materials are rated to withstand high tornadic winds and the onslaught of debris those winds can bring.

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Iowa State Engineers to Simulate and Model Tornado Winds and Their Effects on Buildings

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Iowa State's Partha Sarkar will use an NSF grant to continue his studies of tornado winds. The grant will support experiments in the Iowa State Tornado Simulator that will help engineers answer questions about how tornadoes interact with buildings.

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New Research Links Tornado Strength, Frequency to Climate Change

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New research by a Florida State University geography professor shows that climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States.