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Hugo and Bogdan talk about the subject of their RMetS North West meeting presentation, the life of Alfred Wegener and his wide range of research contributions. If you're in the Manchester area and are interested in attending a future RMetS North West meeting, visit this website for more information: https://www.rmets.org/about-us/local-centres/north-west-local-centre.

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Emma interviews Bogdan about his research and latest book titled 'Tornadoes and Waterspouts in Europe'. The book can be purchased here

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Tornadoes have been all over the news lately, with two particularly violent and destructive events affecting Oklahoma in mid to late May. What causes the storms that tornadoes develop from? Why do damaging tornadoes develop so often in that part of the United States? Are we safe across the Pond? 


Professor David Schultz, now working at the University of Manchester, lived and worked in Oklahoma for several years, studying the development of severe storms. We catch up with him to tackle these issues head on.


Production and interview: Sam Hardy


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Let’s twist again

tornado_oklahoma.jpgTornadoes are one of Earth’s most destructive natural weather phenomena, knocking over and sweeping up anything in their path. Their size, intensity and the path they travel over are unpredictable. With wind speeds ranging from 40 miles an hour to over 300 miles an hour, tornadoes are very difficult to study. However, many scientists have successfully managed to dodge lightning strikes and flying cows to record data to help better understand tornadoes. They have also captured some pretty spectacular images and videos.Join us in this episode to find out what it is really like to be a storm chaser as we speak to Dr. Lindsay Bennett from the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science at the University of Leeds. You can find out more about the work in which Lindsay has been involved in her presentation here. We’ll also be finding out what tornadoes really are, how they form, and some interesting facts about which parts of the world they are found in. Visit The Weather Channel here for further information on severe weather as well as national and local weather forecasts, radar, and maps, and forecasts for world weather.twisterdot.jpgtoto.jpgBelow is a time lapse video of a tornado from the Weather Channel.

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