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Article ID: 698085

Missouri S&T civil engineering professor preaches Midwest tornado preparation

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Growing up in northeast China, Dr. Guirong (Grace) Yan didn’t see many tornados in a country where the number of documented twisters is a fraction of those that hit the United States.But as her academic career took Yan to several postdoctoral fellowships and then faculty positions in Indiana, Missouri and Texas, the assistant professor of structural engineering at Missouri S&T gradually found her calling.

26-Jul-2018 10:45 AM EDT
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    8-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 693548

Decoding Tornadoes’ Infrasound Waves

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Tornado-producing storms can emit infrasound more than an hour before tornadogenesis, which inspired a group of researchers to develop a long-range, passive way of listening in on storms. During the 175th ASA Meeting, Brian Elbing will present his group’s work collecting infrasound measurements from tornadoes to decode information contained in waves about the formation processes and life cycle before potentially devastating storms hit.

26-Apr-2018 10:10 AM EDT

Article ID: 692867

How Does One Prepare for Adverse Weather Events? Depends on Your Past Experiences

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

With much of the country now entering peak tornado season, the impact of these potentially devastating weather events will be shaped in large part by how individuals think about and prepare for them. A new study published in Risk Analysis shows that people’s past experiences with tornadoes inform how they approach this type of extreme weather in the future, including their perception of the risk.

16-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 686242

Faculty Awarded NOAA Grant to Improve Tornado Warnings for Deaf

University of Alabama

Researchers at The University of Alabama will study how tornado warnings could be improved in their accessibility and comprehension by members of the Deaf, Blind and Deaf-Blind communities.

5-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities


Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 683647

Evacuating Older Adults and Their Furry Friends: FSU Study Finds Florida Needs More Pet-Friendly Shelters

Florida State University

Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University.

23-Oct-2017 3:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 681146

SU Senior Turns Tornado Chaser During Summer Break

Salisbury University

This summer, many of Alison Banks’ classmates caught some beachside rays. The Salisbury University senior preferred cloudy days. She attended the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at Colorado State University, chasing tornadoes while pursuing her interest in atmospheric sciences.

14-Sep-2017 2:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 681092

The Medical Minute: Being Prepared for All Types of Emergencies

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have left many outside their paths thinking about how they might prepare for a weather emergency.

13-Sep-2017 4:30 PM EDT

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