Tornadoes are large storms that can cause huge amounts of damage and destruction. Most people run from tornadoes, but some researchers chase them! They want to study the storms to develop better methods for predicting them. How do they find these tornadoes? How do they collect their information?
Dr. Rob Waring is an Associate Professor at Notre Dame Seishin Women's University in Okayama, Japan. His research interests extend to reading and the acquisition of vocabulary. He is a founding member of the Extensive Reading Foundation and a well-known expert on Extensive Reading. He has published many articles on Extensive Reading and is program advisor to many educational institutions throughout Asia. He maintains an Extensive Reading website, and is owner and moderator of the Extensive Reading discussion list. He was co-conference chair of JALT 2005 in Shizuoka, Japan.