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There are many different documents out on the Internet that provide good reference material for people interested in weather. Below are different sites that we have created and links to sites others have created that explain why some things in the weather happen and how some of the equipment that we use to measure the weather works.

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General Weather

Atmospheric Radiation, an online guide

Ice Crystals, Cloud Electrification, Lightning, and Other Charges

Online Presentations
Table of contents

Is our weather getting more violent? - An online presentation about how tornadoes and hail have increased with time.

Tornadoes, Severe Thunderstorms, and Other Types of Severe Weather. - An online presentation used at schools by the Team to teach students about severe weather.

Rear Flank Downdraft Effects on Tornadogenesis - 1999 research looking into the possible impacts of the temperature of the RFD and its effects on tornado formation and strength.

Storm Chasing

Chasing severe storms - an ever growing manual on how to chase storms safely.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Storm Chasing Articles

Table of contents

Chase toys: how much is too much?

How much money can I make as a storm chaser?

Vehicle preparation.

Who can be a storm chaser?

What is storm chasing really like?

What is the ideal chase vehicle?

Your private forecaster.

Weather Radar

Weather Radar - Types of weather radars and how they work

DISCLAIMER: Remember storm chasing exposes chasers to many hazardous and potentially deadly weather conditions such as lightning, dangerous roads, damaging winds, hail, and flying debris which puts the chaser's life at risk, particularly those who have little or no experience and/or storm structure education. Learning to deal with these is best done by understanding supercells and thunderstorms, and riding with an experienced chaser before attempting to chase on their own. The author of these pages does not encourage storm chasing and is therefore not responsible for any actions as a result of what is seen here!

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