The Tornado Scientist: Seeing Inside Severe Storms

by Mary Kay Carson

Robin Tanamachi has been captivated by tornadoes and extreme weather her entire life. When she realized people researched weather for a job, she was hooked. She now studies tornadogenesis, or how tornadoes form, and what causes them to get weaker versus strengthen. For her, driving around in a Doppler radar truck aiming towards storms is a normal day in the office. The data she collects is then modeled and studied on computers - with math, physics, and computer science working hand in hand with meteorology. At the end of the day, knowing exactly how, when, and where these violent storms happen can give more warning time for everyone involved.

Glossary. Online resources. Sources and selected bibliography. Index. Full-color photographs and illustrations.

ISBN: 9780544965829

JLG Release: July 2019

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Nonfiction Middle Grades 5-8)

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12 books / $17.30 a book

  • Book Details

    ISBN

    9780544965829

    Format

    Print Book

    Edition

    Hardcover edition

    Publisher

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Page Count

    80

    Trim Size

    9" x 11"

    Dewey Classification

    551.55/3

    Lexile

    Level: 850L

    Genre

    Nonfic


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