Wind Patterns in Lowest Layers of Supercell Storms Key to Predicting Tornadoes
Wind patterns in the lowest 500 meters of the atmosphere near supercell thunderstorms can help predict whether that storm will generate a tornado.
Tornado Volunteers Needed
Put on your work boots. NC State is organizing a service project this Saturday, April 30, to help people recovering from the recent tornadoes.
NC State to Join Shaw Cleanup
NC State faculty, staff and students will join the cleanup effort at Shaw University on Thursday, April 21.
Red Cross Needs Telethon Help
The American Red Cross needs volunteers to help staff a telethon Wednesday, April 20, at the WRAL studio on Western Avenue near campus.
Minimal Storm Damage on Campus
NC State suffered little damage in a weekend storm that battered the state, generating tornadoes that roared into Raleigh Saturday afternoon with wind speeds exceeding 100 mph.
Study in Stormy Weather
Dr. Matthew Parker and a team of grad students chased tornadoes from West Texas to South Dakota over the last two summers. They'll spend the next decade digesting the results of 10 weeks of field work.
Chasing the Whirlwind
NC State researchers will spend part of their summer finding out what makes tornadoes tick. Dr. Matthew Parker, associate professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, and a team of NC State graduate students will be in Tornado Alley from May 10 to June 13 as part of the VORTEX2 project – the largest and most ambitious effort ever made to understand tornadoes.
Chase the Whirlwind
NC State researchers will spend part of their summer finding out what makes tornadoes tick.