For the next few days on Weather Break, our guest is going to be Dr. John Snow, a professor of meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Snow is an expert on, among other things, how far tornadoes can throw debris. This information is potentially important, should tornadoes ever strike sites like chemical plants, as public safety officials would need to know how far toxic debris could be scattered. On today’s episode of Weather Break, Dr. Jon Schrage of the Creighton University Department of Atmospheric Sciences talks with Dr. Snow about the original motivations for the study.
Here are some of Dr. Snow’s publications on the subject of debris from tornadic thunderstorms: