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Article ID: 671302

From the Butterfly's Wing to the Tornado: Predicting Turbulence

Georgia Institute of Technology

Remember the butterfly-triggers-tornado adage? Chaos theory says calculating turbulence to find out if that's true must be impossible. Now, physicists are latching onto turbulent patterns with digital optics and math. Their resulting forecasts jibe with actual turbulent flows.

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15-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 670886

The Future of Coastal Flooding

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Better storm surge prediction capabilities could help reduce the impacts of extreme weather events, such as hurricanes.

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8-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 670732

Tornado Researchers Return to Tennessee Valley for Second Year of VORTEX-SE

Texas Tech University

Tornado researchers from Texas Tech University and five other schools are participating in a long-range experiment with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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7-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 670684

Texas Tech Team Targets Tornadic Storms in the Southeast with VORTEX-SE

Texas Tech University

Chris Weiss Pitch Texas Tech University researchers will spend the next two months in the Tennessee Valley region collecting data during severe storms as part of the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast (VORTEX-SE), a congressionally-mandated research project. VORTEX-SE aims to study the conditions that produce tornadoes, particularly in the Southeast.

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7-Mar-2017 3:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 670238

ASU Expert on Climate Available to Comment on New High Temperature Records for Antarctica

Arizona State University (ASU)

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27-Feb-2017 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 669686

How Do You Prepare for an Emergency Like Oroville Dam? SJSU Prof Offers Advice on Managing Natural Disaster Threats

San Jose State University

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17-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 669598

Virginia Tech Expert Says Collapse of Oroville Dam in California Is Virtually Impossible

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech expert says the danger at Oroville Dam in California is confined to the spillway. While forecasters expect additional storms into next week, damage to the dam itself is highly unlikely.

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16-Feb-2017 3:00 AM EST
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Texas Tech University Has Experts Available as Tornado Season Makes Early and Deadly Entrance.

Texas Tech University

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23-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 665690

Increasing Tornado Outbreaks—Is Climate Change Responsible?

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

In a new study, Columbia Engineering researchers looked at increasing trends in the severity of tornado outbreaks where they measured severity by the number of tornadoes per outbreak. They found that these trends are increasing fastest for the most extreme outbreaks.

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30-Nov-2016 1:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 664626

How Lightning Strikes Can Improve Storm Forecasts

University of Washington

Research shows that real-time lightning observations could significantly improve forecasts of large storm events.

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10-Nov-2016 6:05 PM EST
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