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4-30-08

ISU tornado science featured on Discovery Channel

tornado lab

Students and Iowa State University researchers -- particularly Partha Sarkar, a professor of aerospace engineering; Fred Haan, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering; and Bill Gallus, a professor of geological and atmospheric sciences -- use the Tornado/Microburst Simulator to study how wind storms affect buildings. Photo by Bob Elbert.

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ISU tornado science featured on Discovery Channel

Iowa State University's Tornado/Microburst Simulator will be featured on "Blown Away: Greensburg, Kansas," a Discovery Channel show examining the May 2007 tornado that flattened the Kansas town. The show will air at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. (Central) on Saturday, May 3. Host Josh Bernstein, who's been called a "latter-day Indiana Jones" for his work on the History Channel's "Digging for the Truth" show, interviewed Iowa State's Partha Sarkar, a professor of aerospace engineering, and Bill Gallus, a professor of geological and atmospheric sciences.