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Scientists to Track Twisters in World's Largest Tornado Study


April 28, 2010

VORTEX2 scientists in search of tornadoes 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. Full Story

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National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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