Robert Drost

Robert Drost
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Improving tornado warnings

Doctoral student

  • Geocognition Research Laboratory
  • College of Natural Science
  • Contact at: (586) 321-3072 or

Drost's research focuses on tornado warning systems and how people react to warnings. By working with scientists at the National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, he's hoping to find better methods based on social, scientific and cognitive research that will cause people to react appropriately to storm and tornado warnings.