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Media Advisory 09-012
VORTEX2 Scientists Start Blog on Tornado Research

Track field experiences of scientists over month-long quest to understand tornadoes

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Photo of a tornado funnel cloud.

VORTEX2 will take nearly two dozen teams of scientists into the paths of tornadoes.

Credit: NOAA


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Genesis and evolution of a rain-wrapped tornado observed west of La Grange, Wyoming. Tornado initially touched-down 11 km west of the camera, but ultimately advanced within 2 km that location. Damage surveys indicate a path length of 12 km and peak intensity rating of EF2. This storm was the subject of coordinated observations by multiple teams in conjunction with the NSF-supported VORTEX2 project on the afternoon of 5 June 2009.

Credit: Rachel Ducharme, a student at Lyndon State College (LSC) and member of the LSC-NCAR (National Center of Atmospheric Research) photogrammetry team

 

Photo of Doppler-on-Wheels, which can go near tornadoes.

The Doppler-on-Wheels can go where few instruments have gone before, near tornadoes.

Credit: Center for Severe Weather Research


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Photo of a Doppler-on-Wheels.

Follow the VORTEX2 tornado project on a blog; pictured here is a Doppler-on-Wheels.

Credit: Center for Severe Weather Research


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