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2-16-09

Bill Gallus talks tornadoes on the Science
Channel's Against the Elements show.

Photo from the Science Channel.

Iowa State storm researcher featured on the Science Channel

Bill Gallus, an Iowa State University professor of geological and atmospheric sciences, will be featured on the Science Channel's "Against the Elements" show this week. He'll show viewers how a research team led by Partha Sarkar, a professor of aerospace engineering, is using Iowa State's Tornado/Microburst Simulator to study the forces that storms exert on homes and buildings. The show airs four times this week: at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Central Wednesday, Feb. 18; at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19; and at 2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20. A clip featuring Gallus is on the show's Web site.

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Quick look

Iowa State University's Bill Gallus will explain his tornado research on the first episode of the Science Channel's "Against the Elements" show this week. The episode airs at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18; at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19; and 2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20.

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"The Manchester, S.D., tornado was perhaps one of the most intense tornadoes on a day that produced dozens of tornadoes in that part of the country."

Bill Gallus on "Against the Elements"