How Do You Interpret the Radar to Find a Tornado?
Grades: 3 - 8

Video Description: National Weather Service meteorologist Wes Browning explains how he reads radar data to locate a tornado.

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: Weather-6**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • After watching the video have students interpret various screen shots of radar images and identify examples of the Doppler Effect.


*Topical videos are filmed on location in the classroom/workspace/laboratory, in studio, or a combination of both to explain and/or demonstrate specific concepts, events, topics, or processes.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.