(Photo Courtesy of ISU Meteorology
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
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
Research in our group has focused on several aspects of
satellite observations and dynamics of ozone and the middle atmosphere.