The Tornado Scientist (Scientists in the Field) (Hardcover)
In this addition to the critically acclaimed Scientist in the Field series, scientist Robin Tanamachi and her team are trying to save countless lives across America’s heartland, chasing one tornado at a time.
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.
About the Author
Mary Kay Carson and Tom Uhlman are the author and photographer of numerous Scientists in the Field books for Clarion Books, including Emi and the Rhino Scientist, The Bat Scientists, Park Scientists, Inside Biosphere 2, and Mission to Pluto. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio, with their dog, Ziggy, and their cat, Shamu. You can visit them online at marykaycarson.com and tomuhlmanphoto.com.
"[A] rich addition to weather collections."—Booklist —