Tornadoes and the Development of a New Warning System | Lecture and Discussion

When: 28.01.2020 - 17:00 - 18:30
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana

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“Storm Chasing” describes the pursuit of severe weather for simple curiosity, scientific study or news coverage.

The majority of hobbyist and science-led storm chasing happens in the central United States, in an area known as “Tornado Alley.” However, storm chasing occurs all over the globe and it isn’t just about tornadoes – many chasers pursue severe weather to capture lightning, large hail, interesting cloud formations, and also some less well known effects such as thundersnow.

University of Leeds (UK) researcher Miroslav Provod has chased over 200 storms in 23 countries, driving hundreds of thousands of miles in the process!  During these adrenalin-fuelled chases he has recorded tornadoes, funnel clouds, very large hail, close-range lightning strikes, thundersnow and much more.  A new warning system under development will also help alert people at risk from severe weather like tornadoes.

In Czech.