John L. Stanford

Emeritus Professor

Atmospheric Physics

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Iowa State University



(Photo Courtesy of ISU Meteorology program)
The tornado at left had just destroyed the tiny hamlet of Jordan in open farmlands about 10km west of Ames and ISU. The tornado occurred on a June afternoon in 1976 and was about 1km in diameter at this time. Thankfully it missed populated areas, and us!

More information on this and other Iowa tornadoes is found in TORNADO - Accounts of Tornadoes in Iowa by John Stanford (Iowa State University Press, 1987) which also contains TORNADO SAFETY RULES.



Research in our group has focused on several aspects of satellite observations and dynamics of ozone and the middle atmosphere.






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