Smoke supercharges twisters

Researchers have found evidence that smoke, for instance, from forest fires, can make tornadoes more frequent and more severe. Hear the full story in my podcast for Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.

Smoke may intensify tornado outbreaks, according to a new study. (Credit: NOAA)
Smoke may intensify tornado outbreaks, according to a new study. (Credit: NOAA)
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