Post Tagged with: "Jana Houser"

Houser Wants to Observe Tornados as They Cross the Landscape, BBC Wants to Film It

Dr. Jana Houser with the University of Oklahoma’s Rapid-scan, X-band, polarimetric mobile radar (RaXPol).

From Ohio University News Dr. Jana Houser heads to Oklahoma this month in search of more answers about how tornados behave. Usually, Houser takes some Ohio University students with her to do fieldwork in Tornado Alley. But this year it will just be her, the University of Oklahoma radar team […]

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May 4, 2021 at 1:55 pmNews Research

NBC News Quotes Houser on Effect of La Niña

Dr. Jana Houser

NBC News quoted Jana Houser extensively in a story headlined “Tornado forecast: La Niña year could bring supercharged season.” Houser is Assistant Professor of Geography at Ohio University. “One of the things that La Niña does is it tends to result in a more wavy jet stream,” said Jana Houser, an […]

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March 25, 2021 at 6:35 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Weather Channel Features Houser’s Experience Living in Tornado Alley

Dr. Jana Houser

Dr. Jana Houser, Associate Professor of Geography, was recently interviewed by the Weather Channel in a feature story headlined “A Storm Chaser Shares Her Experience of Living in Tornado Alley.” In the interview, Houser shares her personal experience of coping with the extreme weather that she has encountered in the […]

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July 16, 2020 at 11:22 amFaculty in the News In the News

Research Moment | Houser Finds Unconventional View of Tornado Formation

Dr. Jana Houser with the University of Oklahoma’s Rapid-scan, X-band, polarimetric mobile radar (RaXPol).

Tornadoes form fast—in just one to two minutes—and meteorologists don’t always know which storms will produce them. Forecasters use radar systems in fixed locations that scan the environment at a slower rate than tornadoes develop. Dr. Jana Houser, Associate Professor of Geography at Ohio University, and colleagues at the University […]

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January 30, 2020 at 8:33 amNews Research

Newsmakers Gala Touts 112 A&S Faculty Researchers

Newsmakers Gala Touts 112 A&S Faculty Researchers

Applied research relevant to 21st century issues was on stage as College of Arts & Sciences faculty were recognized at Ohio University’s 2019 newsmakers gala. Members of the Ohio University community gathered Oct. 3 to celebrate the hundreds of OHIO faculty who promote the research, expertise and overall excellence of […]

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October 4, 2019 at 12:35 pmNews

Houser Earns Tenure and Promotion | Named University Professor

Dr. Jana Houser

Dr. Jana Houser earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of Geography, effective August 2019. Houser has made quite a name for herself with her research on tornado genesis. She won an NSF grant last year, and this academic year saw her research being headlined in The Washington Post and […]

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August 15, 2019 at 5:06 pmNews

OHIO’s Meteorology Major, Peter Vanden Bosch, Saved Lives during Dayton Tornadoes on May. 27

OHIO’s Meteorology Major, Peter Vanden Bosch, Saved Lives during Dayton Tornadoes on May. 27

by Regina Yoong   Peter Vanden Bosch, a Meteorology major at OHIO, saved lives the night tornadoes hit Dayton on May 27, 2019. Vanden Bosch cautioned friends and family prior to the tornadoes hitting town. He explains, “by using the rotational track observed on radar, I was able to get […]

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July 10, 2019 at 3:10 pmEvents News