December 13, 2012
The ‘twisters’ Absolute Towers by Chinese studio MAD Architects completed after six years of development, in Mississauga, Canada. Image credit: Iwaan Ban
November 9, 2012
A team of European researchers recently simulate the Sun’s magnetic fields in 3-D, bysing data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and the Swedish 1-meter Solar Telescope. Image credit: Wedemeyer-Böhm et al./NASA
September 20, 2012
Chris Tangey of Alice Springs Television was survey locations near Curtin Springs, when he witnessed one of nature’s rarest phenomenons: a twister touched down on the spot fire, fanning it into a furious tower of flame. Scroll down for video
August 23, 2012
Rains that are almost biblical, heat waves that don’t end, tornadoes that strike in savage swarms—there’s been a change in the weather lately. What’s going on?
The biggest dust storm in living memory rolls into Phoenix on July 5, 2011, reducing visibility to zero. Desert thunderstorms kicked up the mile-high wall of dust and sand. Image © Daniel Bryant/National Geographic
June 14, 2012
An exceptionally uncommon Tornado hit Venice in Italy on June 12, causing major damage in several islands off the Venice lagoon, including Sant’Elena and Certosa islands, where many trees were uprooted.
April 19, 2012
On Saturday April 14, 2012 a single supercell thunderstorm produced numerous tornadoes across northern Oklahoma into southern Kansas.
May 31, 2011
On my way home from work one afternoon a few years back, I had a close encounter with a borderline F-2 tornado (winds in excess of 113 mph or 182 km/h) near Shabbona, Illinois. Photographer: Claude Oesterreicher
April 18, 2011
Annina Purdy, who was inside the Lowe’s hardware store in Sanford, N.C. the previous day when a tornado destroyed the building, returned to the store’s parking lot on Sunday, April 17, 2011, to reclaim personal belongings from her car.