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Newswise: Low Frequency Sound May Predict Tornado Formation
19-Nov-2019 2:25 PM EST
Low Frequency Sound May Predict Tornado Formation
American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

How can you tell when a storm is going to produce a tornado even before the twister forms? Research from Oklahoma State University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln indicates prior to tornado formation, storms emit low-frequency sounds.

Released: 21-Nov-2019 1:45 PM EST
Schedule for the APS DFD Press Conferences with Live Webcasts from Seattle
American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Press conferences for the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics in Seattle will be held Monday, Nov. 25, at the Washington State Convention Center. The conferences, which will be webcast, will focus on research into how flow control is making some MLB pitchers nearly unhittable, predicting tornado formation from the sounds that storms make and teaching fluid mechanics through dance, as well as other discoveries in fluid dynamics.

Newswise: Helping Marshalltown recover from tornado through research, outreach
Released: 10-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Helping Marshalltown recover from tornado through research, outreach
Iowa State University

One year after an EF-3 tornado struck Marshalltown, Iowa State students and faculty are conducting research and outreach to help a community still in recovery. They’re using what they’ve learned to create a toolkit that communities can use to examine challenges that exacerbate a disaster’s damage and slow recovery efforts.

Newswise: The Storm After the Storm: Scam Contractors Who Prey on Those Suffering After a Natural Disaster
Released: 31-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT
The Storm After the Storm: Scam Contractors Who Prey on Those Suffering After a Natural Disaster
Baylor University

Following a natural disaster or strong storm, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets.

Newswise: Missouri S&T wind engineer assesses Jefferson City tornado damage
Released: 24-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Missouri S&T wind engineer assesses Jefferson City tornado damage
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Less than 24 hours after tornadoes swept through communities across Missouri, Dr. Guirong (Grace) Yan was inspecting the damage in Jefferson City, one of the cities hit by Wednesday night’s tornado outbreak. Yan, an assistant professor of structural engineering at Missouri S&T, and three of her Ph.D. students visited the state capitol to assess the damage as part of her research on tornadic wind pressure.


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