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…
The Emotional Toll of Tornadoes
A societal impacts researcher meets with those involved in alerting the public when tornadoes are near and locals who were personally impacted.
NOAA researcher studies how communicating tornado information impacts lives
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?
Information analysis: social science adds needed piece to the weather puzzle
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…
Researchers Begin Second Year of Tornado Study in Southeastern United States
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…
NOAA Research grants support continued tornado research in the Southeast
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.
NOAA, University of Alabama-Huntsville and Partners Kick Off Tornado Study
Tornadoes will be the target as researchers spend two months in northern Alabama collecting data during VORTEX-SE.
CLAMPS at VORTEX-SE
The Collaborative Lower Atmospheric Mobile Profiling System is one tool that will assist researchers in the field on VORTEX-SE.
VORTEX-SE Field Campaign
Read more about VORTEX-Southeast, a research project coordinated by NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory.
VORTEX-SE Workshop to be Held in November
The first invitation-only VORTEX-SE Workshop will be held in Huntsville, Alabama, November 9-10, 2015, outlining themes for the Spring project.