The Science of Tornadoes
How funnels form, what drives tornado activity, and what scientists are doing to better understand them--our collection of articles, video and podcasts explain the basics
Can Tornado Prediction Be Improved?
Advances in computer modeling and other technologies still cannot overcome the fundamental complexity of thunderstorm and subsequent tornado formation
10 Facts You Want to Know about Tornadoes
Fact or Fiction?: If the Sky Is Green, Run for Cover—A Tornado Is Coming
Hang on Dorothy, you may be in for a rough ride when trying to predict cyclones by the color of the sky
Why don't tornadoes hit cities more often?
Could global warming make this a more frequent occurrence?
Droning It In: Storm-Chasing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Makes First Foray into Nascent Twister
Unmanned aerial vehicles hold great potential in their ability to provide crucial data about tornado behavior--if only the FAA allowed scientists to use them
Severe Weather Psychology, Part 1
Jacqui Wilmshurst, a PhD psychology student at the University of Sheffield, is spending summer in the field studying human reactions to severe weather and tornadoes. In this special longer-than-usual episode, she shares her initial findings...
Severe Weather Psychology, Part 2
A psychology PhD student from the University of Sheffield shares her initial observations on how well local people understand the behavior of tornadoes. Christie Nicholson reports
Getting to the Core of Twisters
In VORTEX2, the largest scientific study of tornadoes, scientists are trying to understand just what causes a twister to form. It's more complicated than you might think. Christie Nicholson reports...
Three Myths about Surviving a Tornado [Video]
Should you open a window to equalize the pressure? This and other myths debunked