The Tornado Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series) (Hardcover)

By Mary Kay Carson, Tom Uhlman (By (photographer))

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544965829, 80pp.

Publication Date: March 19, 2019

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

In this addition to the critically-acclaimed Scientist in the Field series, scientist Robin Tanamachi and her team are trying to save countless lives across America’s heartland, chasing one tornado at a time.

Robin Tanamachi has been captivated by tornadoes and extreme weather her entire life. When she realized people researched weather for a job, she was hooked. She now studies tornadogenesis, or how tornadoes form, and what causes them to get weaker versus strengthen. For her, driving around in a Doppler radar truck aiming towards storms is a normal day in the office. The data she collects is then modeled and studied on computers—with math, physics, and computer science working hand in hand with meteorology. At the end of the day, knowing exactly how, when, and where these violent storms happen can give more warning time for everyone involved.


About the Author

Mary Kay Carson and Tom Uhlman are married and live with their dog Ruby in a century-old house surrounded by deer, hawks, woodchucks, songbirds, and other creatures in Cincinnati, Ohio. Check out Mary Kay's other Scientist in the Field books including Park Scientists, Emi and the Rhino Scientist, The Bat Scientist, and Mission to Pluto.


Tom Uhlman has been a freelance photographer for more than 25 years. He photographs lots of news and sporting events, but enjoys shooting pictures of wildlife and the natural world most of all. Visiting Tom's photographs can also be seen in the Scientists in the Field books Park Scientists, Emi and the Rhino Scientist, and The Bat Scientists



Praise For The Tornado Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series)

"[A] rich addition to weather collections."—Booklist