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Inside a Supertwister

Dr. Leigh Orf, a scientist from the University of Wisconsin, tells us how he designed the most detailed supercomputer models of a tornadic thunderstorm ever produced. Funded in part by: National…

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And I Thought Forecasting the Weather Was Difficult: The Future of Our Academic Research Enterprise

The first direct detection of gravitational waves, predicted 100 years ago by Einstein. Creation of the Higgs boson—the “God particle”—by the Large Hadron Collider.…

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Joplin_Jewett_VolumeTubes

Streamlines are driven by a wind field parameter in a computational scientific model of the deadly 2011 Joplin, Missouri tornado. Derived from data, blue streamers falling toward the ground indicate…

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Joplin_Jewett_RadarVolume

The deadly tornado that hit Joplin, MO in 2011 was unusually strong for many reasons. This visualization of a supercomputer simulation of that event shows two large storm clouds crashing into each…

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ElReno_Radar

This is a view of the May 24, 2011 El Reno tornado simulation by Leigh Orf. This visualization is looking at reflectivity in a slice near the base of the tornado.Base reflectivity is a type of radar…

From  Jeffrey Carpenter 141 plays 0  

Joplin_Lombardo2D

Using the GIS data to analyze the location and placement of fallen trees, as well as first-hand insight gained from being on the ground immediately after the event, Dr Frank Lombardo was able to…

From  Jeffrey Carpenter 88 plays 0  

ElReno_Volume

This is a visualization of a simulation of the tornado that hit El Reno on May 24, 2011. AVL has visualized precipitation, specifically in the forms of cloud water, cloud ice, and cloud rain. This…

From  Jeffrey Carpenter 104 plays 0