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The center of tornado activity is shifting. These researchers want to know why.
Tornado Alley, which spans from Nebraska to Texas, is widely recognized as being the epicenter of tornado activity in the U.S. However, recent studies show it could be shifting.

Cities living with a strong chance of rain
Heavy rain can overwhelm municipal infrastructure and lead to flooding that can threaten lives and property. The U.S. alone spends millions - and sometimes billions - of dollars per year on flood recovery, and more is spent around the world.

Dr. Chavas Recognized by College of Science for Undergraduate Teaching
EAPS Assistant Professor Dr. Daniel Chavas has been named the recipient of the College of Science’s Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor. The award, which was created in 1996, aims to recognize an assistant professor who has combined outstanding teaching with research excellence.

Dr. Tanamachi Featured in Science Book for Young Readers
Dr. Tanamachi has been featured in a book about severe storms targeting grades five through seven.

New Soil Moisture and Temperature Data Helps Predict Life-Threatening Indian Monsoon Rains
Thunderstorms embedded within Indian monsoon systems can deluge areas with dozens of inches of rain in little time, causing severe flooding and the loss of hundreds of lives each year. Better predictions of when, where and how much rain will fall is key to saving property and lives.


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