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Press Release 11-050

Tornado Alley Film Premieres in Theaters

Tornado Alley features never-before-captured tornado footage as scientists seek to understand the structure and origin of tornadoes, and how they can be forecasted more accurately

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Photo of the Doppler-On-Wheels observing the Goshen County, Wyoming tornado.

The newest Doppler-On-Wheels (DOW) observing the Goshen County, Wyoming tornado on June 5, 2009. The DOWs and VORTEX2 observed this tornado from before birth, through its intensification, until its dissipation. A scientist engaged in photogrammetry research stands behind the DOW.

Credit: Herb Stein / CSWR


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Tornado Alley follows daring filmmaker Sean Casey and the scientists of VORTEX2, the largest tornado-research project ever assembled, on their epic missions to witness the birth of a tornado.

Credit: Trailer courtesy of Giant Screen Films