Hungry for some storms? Mother Nature has just the thing!
Cooking Up A Storm is a video presentation that teaches the audience about the atmospheric ingredients that go into a typical severe weather day in Tornado Alley. These factors - moisture, instability, lift, and shear - are explained through a series of data sets and creative, descriptive diagrams.
The story of cooking up an "atmospheric soup" is told throughout the presentation, and each ingredient is examined individually. Complex meteorological concepts are made accessible through non-technical language, metaphors, and engaging graphics and animations.
Cooking Up A Storm was developed by NOAA at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, OK, as part of the Ernest F. Hollings undergraduate scholarship program.