Ask a Scientist: 'Tornadoes'

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Physics & Astronomy
Paul Thomas
(715) 836-3615

Presenter:  Steve Curran, department of geography and geology, UW-Barron County

This talk will focus on many aspects of tornadoes and tornado climatology.  Topics will include tornado safety, damage patterns and wind speeds.  A closer look will be given to the areas in the United States that receive the most tornadoes as well as the deadliest tornadoes.  Also covered will be a comparison of the 1974 "Super Outbreak" and the 2011 Dixie Alley Outbreak; the series of intense tornadoes that have struck Moore, Oklahoma, and other recent damaging tornadoes.

Steven Curran graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical and environmental geography from UW- Whitewater and with a master’s degree in geography from The Pennsylvania State University.

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Steve Curran
Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow, Eau Claire

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