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Scientists to Track Twisters in World's Largest Tornado Study
April 28, 2010
More than 100 researchers from NCAR and other organizations will begin deploying a flotilla of instruments across the Great Plains next week, aiming to surround tornadoes with an unprecedented fleet of mobile radars and other tools in the second and final year of the most ambitious tornado study in history.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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