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4-7-08

Tornadoes on TV

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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.

Tornadoes on TV

The History Channel's "The Universe" show will feature footage of Iowa State University's Tornado/Microburst Simulator during its "Wildest Weather in the Cosmos" episode this week. Episode producers also interviewed Steve Kawaler, a professor of physics and astronomy, and Charles Kerton, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy. The episode is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. (Central) Tuesday, April 8; midnight Wednesday, April 9; and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12.