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Scientist are intrigued with how, where, and when a tornado might form. So storm-chasing scientists take equipment such as Doppler radar out into tornado-prone areas, hoping that their analysis of weather conditions is accurate. It's all about catching that tornado as it develops. By gathering data about the weather conditions that exist prior to the development of a tornado or a super-tornado, they hope to be able to develop more timely predictions and tornado warnings. Such data-collection may sound merely academic, but put to use by meteorologist, it has the potential to save lives. This NOVA site provides video, background text, and discussion questions.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.