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6-8-07

Iowa State students working with the
Tornado/Microburst Simulator

Iowa State University researchers are using the Tornado/Microburst Simulator as part of a research project designed to increase scientists' basic understanding of wind storms and develop innovative ways to make homes and buildings stand up to tornadoes, microburst thunderstorms, hurricanes and gust fronts. Photo by Bob Elbert.

Iowa State tornado lab on CNN

Iowa State tornado lab on CNN

CNN went live from Iowa State University's Wind Simulation and Testing Laboratory during the "American Morning with John Roberts and Kiran Chetry" show Friday, June 8. CNN's Christopher Lawrence reported on the research made possible by Iowa State's Tornado/Microburst Simulator and interviewed Partha Sarkar, a professor of aerospace engineering, and Bill Gallus, a professor of geological and atmospheric sciences. The story is on the Web at CNN.com.