The Unsolved Mysteries of Tornado Formation

In this short NASA documentary, storm researcher Tim Samaras describes how satellite imaging can help predict tornadoes. Because it's unclear exactly how various weather conditions come together to catalyze a tornado, it's hard to predict them more than 15 minutes in advance, Samaras says. He's hoping that the NOAA and NASA's GOES-R satellites will help change that. 

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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