From an outsider's perspective, storm chasing might appear to involve hours and hours of boredom, accentuated by a few moments of unimaginable excitement. But to tornado researchers, the effort and expense they expend in search of a single tornado-producing storm reflect the importance of these events in terms of their impact on lives and property. This video segment follows some of the scientists who study these violent storms and highlights what they've learned about the storms and what they still want to know about the conditions that cause them. The segment is five minutes twenty-one seconds in length. A background essay and discussion questions are included.


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