Preliminary numbers show VORTEX2 intercepted about 30 supercells, and 20 weak or short-lived tornadoes.
VORTEX2: Storm-Scale radar data summary
The two Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching Radars (SR-1 and SR-2) operated during much of VORTEX2. Terra Thompson, OU Grad student compiled a great list of highlights from their data collection.
Similar to spacecraft launching on missions and ships setting sail on voyages, an armada of land-based research vehicles embarked on a historic expedition to study tornadoes in the Great Plains…
The Morning Conference Call
Have you ever wondered what it takes to coordinate such a massive field campaign like VORTEX II? It certainly isn’t an easy task. With over 100 people and oftentimes over…
4.6.10 V2 gearing up for 2010 ops
Teams are gearing up for VORTEX2 2010 operations!