McGill expert: Tornadoes


Fascinated by tornado at age of two, Dr. Eyad Atallah became an atmospheric scientist

-          Watched his first tornado from his window at age 2 in Gary, Indiana

-          Storm chaser since 1996 – though refuses to go close to dangerous ones    

-          Followed his interest into graduate studies – now lecturer at McGill

-          Can talk about tornado dynamics, formation, climatology

-          Goal is to be able to predict where they will occur

-          Can talk about safest behaviour in the face of a tornado

To contact researcher directly eyad.atallah [at]

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