Researchers prepare to launch an experimental weather balloon on April 5, 2022, near a storm in Greenville, Alabama. (NOAA) This winter has brought multiple rounds of devastating severe weather to the southeastern U.S., with more…
A societal impacts researcher meets with those involved in alerting the public when tornadoes are near and locals who were personally impacted.
Severe weather alerts like tornado warnings are aimed at keeping people safe during a storm. But how do people in the path of storms use alerts?
Increasing our knowledge of severe storms and improving the tools used to forecast them has been the singular mission of the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory since it was formed more than 50 years ago…
The second field observing campaign for the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast (VORTEX-SE) research program, coordinated by the National Severe Storms Laboratory, began March 8 and continues through May 8. A…
A study of tornadoes in the southeast begins its second year as NOAA Research announces awards of $2.5 million in grants. Scientists from more than 20 organizations are part of VORTEX-Southeast, a program to understand how environmental factors characteristic of the southeastern United States affect the formation, intensity, structure and path of tornadoes in this region.
Tornadoes will be the target as researchers spend two months in northern Alabama collecting data during VORTEX-SE.
The Collaborative Lower Atmospheric Mobile Profiling System is one tool that will assist researchers in the field on VORTEX-SE.
Read more about VORTEX-Southeast, a research project coordinated by NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory.
The first invitation-only VORTEX-SE Workshop will be held in Huntsville, Alabama, November 9-10, 2015, outlining themes for the Spring project.