Super Tornado

May 22nd, 2011. A powerful tornado cut a mile-wide swath through Joplin, Missouri. It was the costliest tornado disaster in history, with insured losses close to two billion dollars. It was also one of the deadliest, with 161 lives lost… and one thousand injured. What did scientists learn when they peered into the realm of this SuperTornado?

Visualization Credits

Super Tornado: Anatomy of a Mega-Disaster, on AVL website

Making of Super Tornado – Scientist Featurette

Dr. Leigh Orf, a scientist from the University of Wisconsin, tells us how he designed the most detailed supercomputer models of a tornadic thunderstorm ever produced.

Visualization Excerpts

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Super Tornado News

Official Links
Amazon Prime
TVF International

Press / Reblogs
01.12.16:, Cosmic Journeys - Realm of the Super Tornado