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Students Venture into Hearts of Violent Storms


IGERT trainee Tanya Brown at Texas Tech University describes the research she conducts in thunderstorms and hurricanes.

Article excerpt:
“Ever wondered what it’s like being up close and personal with some of the most violent storms on Earth? That’s often just a normal day for students and faculty at Texas Tech University, who study nature’s tempests such as supercell thunderstorms and hurricanes.

Researchers brave the wind, rain and hail, to set up instruments to collect valuable data, which can be used understand the behavior of such extreme events and to build better, stronger buildings to withstand them."