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VORTEX2, Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment 2

VORTEX2 poster, May 10-June 23, 2009, Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment and images of a tornado and doppler on wheels

VORTEX2 is the largest and most ambitious field experiment in history to explore tornadoes. Download VORTEX2 poster (PDF, 1.77 MB)

An ambitious project, Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment 2, or VORTEX2, to explore the origin, structure and evolution of tornadoes begins on Sunday, May 10.


NSF NEWS RELEASES AND RELATED INFORMATION

Photo of DOW

NSF Media Advisory: VORTEX2 Scientists Start Blog on Tornado Research
May 5, 2009
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=114752

Photo of 1973 twister in Oklahoma

NSF News Release: Largest Attempt in History to Understand Tornadoes Slated to Begin
April 7, 2009
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=114491

Photo of student and failed transmission tower

NSF Discovery: Students Venture Into the Hearts of Violent Storms
April 22, 2009
http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=114577

Photo of a tornado.

Video of a rain-wrapped tornado observed by NSF supported VORTEX2 teams in southeastern Wyoming
June 5, 2009
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_videos.jsp?cntn_id=114491&media_id=65313&org=NSF

Dow and team members

Researcher Josh Wurman's blog: VORTEX2--In the Field With Tornadoes
http://tornadoscientists.blogspot.com/

SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE

Tornado-Chasing Project Aims to Improve Forecasts
(The Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/19/AR2009041902069.html

Dangerous Mystery
(Fox National News)
http://www.foxnews.com/video-search/m/22098619/dangerous-mystery.htm#q=tornado

VORTEX2: The Hunt Begins
(The Weather Channel)
http://www.weather.com/tv/programs/Vortex.html?from=TIW

Scientists to Chase Tornadoes to Learn Secrets
(Associated Press)
http://www.kten.com/Global/story.asp?S=10144779

The Great Tornado Hunt
(Forbes.com)
http://www.forbes.com/2009/05/07/tornado-weather-disasters-technology-breakthroughs-tornado.html

Giant Tornado-chasing Project Could Outdo 'Twister'
(USA Today)
http://blogs.usatoday.com/sciencefair/2009/05/giant-tornadochasing-project-could-outdo-twister.html

Scientists Chasing Killer Tornadoes Across Midwest
(CNN)
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/05/14/vortex2.tornado.chasers/index.html

A New Twist on Tornado Study Starting Today
(StarTribune.com)
http://www.startribune.com/local/44682987.html?elr=KArks:DCiUHc3E7_V_nDaycUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

Vortex2: Tornadoes 0, T-Rex 1
(The Weather Channel Blog)
http://www.weather.com/blog/weather/

Vortex2: The Support Behind the Hunt
(The Weather Channel Blog)
http://www.weather.com/multimedia/videoplayer.html?clip=14326

The Science of Tornadoes
(Minnesota Public Radio)
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/05/27/midmorning2/

Fleet of 50 Vehicles Chase Tornadoes
(Good Morning America)
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7801498

A Look Inside a Tornado
(Today/msnbc.com)
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/28142678

Tornado Trackers Launch Nine-State Storm Chase
(NBC Nightly News)
http://www.mefeedia.com/entry/tornado-trackers-launch-nine-state-storm-chase/19251374

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Download VORTEX2 poster (PDF, 1.77 MB)

Thumbnail image of VORTEX poster

Download VORTEX2 poster (PDF, 1.21 MB)

 

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