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Title: Hunt for the Supertwister
Url: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/hunt-for-the-supertwister.html
Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: This NOVA television broadcast examines the rare 'supertwister', an extreme tornado classed F4 or F5 on the Fujita scale. Two storms are discussed: the 1999 Oklahoma City tornado (F5) and the 2002 LaPlata, Maryland tornado (F4). Articles discuss the seemingly high incidence of tornadoes in the United States and the development of tornado forecasting. There is also an audio feature on storm tracking, an interview with an expert in analysis of storm damage, and an interactive feature in which viewers examine photos of tornado damage and attempt to estimate the storm's Fujita scale rating.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Natural disasters
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Wind -- Storms. Cyclones -- Tornadoes
GEM Subject: Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Tornadoes
Geography -- Natural disasters
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Study Guides
Teaching Guides
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Atmospheric science
earth science
Education (General)
Meteorology
Natural hazards
Physical sciences
science
Date Of Record Release: 2011-02-16 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-06-16 12:02:55 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE  DLESE
Full Record Views: 79
Resource URL Clicks: 7
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