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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: Jul 2019


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Robin Tanamachi , Tornadoes , Storms , Storm chasers , Meteorologists , Women scientists , Science , Meteorology , Weather patterns , Biography

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Book Details

ISBN

9780544965829

First Release

July 2019

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

551.55

Trim Size

9" x 11"

Page Count

80

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.8; Points: 2;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.5; Points: 5;

Lexile

Level 850L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Robin Tanamachi, Tornadoes, Storms, Storm chasers, Meteorologists, Women scientists, Science, Meteorology, Weather patterns, Biography,

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