Dr. Karen Kosiba, Senior Research Meteorologist, Center for Severe Weather Research, will be at the Science Center on March 24 and March 25 to introduce Tornado Alley and answer questions from guests.  Dr. Kosiba, one of the film's stars, earned her Ph.D.degree in 2009 from Purdue University. Her dissertation is entitled: A Comparison of Radar Observations to Real Data Simulations of Axisymmetric Tornadoes. Additionally, she earned a M.A.T. from Miami University and holds an Ohio teaching license in Physics and Earth Science.

Dr. Kosiba is currently an atmospheric scientist at the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, Colorado. Her research mainly focuses on characterizing the low-level wind structure in tornadoes and in hurricanes. This is accomplished through the use of mobile radar observations and numerical modeling.

Here's a video where she discusses some of her work:

 


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