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Mobile Doppler Radar During VORTEX2

The TTUKa-1 mobile Doppler radar deployed in front of supercell thunderstorm near Greensburg, Kan.

The TTUKa-1 mobile Doppler radar deployed in front of a supercell thunderstorm near Greensburg, Kan., on June 9, 2009. The TTUKa-1 was participating in the second Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment (VORTEX2), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) (grant AGS 09-64088) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The project, which ran from 2009 to 2010, was the largest attempt in history to study the origin, structure and evolution of tornadoes and involved more than 50 scientists and 40 research vehicles, including 10 mobile radars.

More NSF coverage of VORTEX2 is available Here. The project's website can still be viewed Here, and you can read the daily blog that was established during the project's tenure, Here. Some great photos taken by VORTEX2 participant Jeff Frame of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can be viewed Here. (Date of Image: June 2009)

Credit: Patrick Skinner, Texas Tech University
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