CHASING THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL THUNDERSTORMS

Posted on 07.10.2017
The Center for Severe Weather Research‘s Doppler on Wheels mobile radar will play an important role in an Illinois-led study of thunderstorms in Argentina. (Herb Stein/CSWR.)

Illinois to lead $3 million atmospheric study in Argentina.

Scientists know a lot about weather.  However, there is still an aspect that isn't totally understood: the initiation and development of thunderstorms.

That's why atmospheric scientists at Illinois are soon heading to a small geographical area in western Argentina to study what are considered the most intense thunderstorms on the planet.

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