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Tornado Research: From Data to Computation

Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014

Science is a special way of learning about our world. Like detectives who use clues to figure out what happened in the past, scientists also use clues, or observations, to discover how the world works. And, just like detectives, scientists have to be very careful to understand what the clues are trying to tell.

Scientists use many tools to help them, including special instruments to collect information, like thermometers and satellites. They also use really powerful calculating machines called supercomputers to figure out what those observations mean.

Find out how Dr. Tornado and her colleagues use the massive computers at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center to uncover clues--not just to tornadoes, but to so many other things happening on Earth, and even on the Sun.

Topics:Weather Research, Research Tools
Audience:General public, Informal education, Upper elementary, Middle school

This video was produced by NCAR's Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) and the animation talent of Noah Besser, Parker St. Productions.