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From the Archives: Predicting Tornadoes

Presented by: Dr. Victor Gensini

We hear about tornadoes all the time, but what do we really know about the science of them? Join Dr. Victor Gensini as we learn about the basics of tornado prediction and how we can use the principles of meteorology to predict weather. This talk was originally recorded as part of STEMCON 2016.

About Dr. Victor Gensini

Dr. Victor Gensini is a former Associate Professor of meteorology at College of DuPage and an atmospheric scientist with research interests rooted in applied climatology, GIS techniques, operational and synoptic meteorology and severe convective storms. He is a product of the community college system and went on to earn a B.S. in Meteorology, an M.S. in Meteorology with a specialization in Climatology and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. His groundbreaking research on tornado forecasting has made national headlines with stories in the Associated Press and Forbes Magazine, and has resulted in interviews with ABC7, WGN and the Weather Channel. He is currently an associate professor at Northern Illinois University and the Deputy Director for the NIU Center for Research Computing and Data.