A presentation on how VORTEX2 is really the ultimate science project targets elementary and middle school students.
NSSL Media Vehicle driver John Oakland snapped this picture of the tornado captured by VORTEX2 in LaGrange, Wyoming.
NSSL’s James Murnan has just finished a video on VORTEX2 as part of That Weather Show, a video/podcast series by the NOAA Weather Partners.
Weatherwise Magazine published an article about VORTEX2 in their January/February 2010 edition. To read the article, go to: http://www.weatherwise.org/Archives/Back%20Issues/2010/January-February%202010/vortex2-full.html.
Mike Coniglio won second place in the “Research Tools of the Trade” category in the OAR photo contest for this photo.
NSSL’s JJ Gourley received first place in the OAR “Research Tools of the Trade” category for his shot of a lightning strike with a VORTEX2 mobile mesonet in the foreground.
VORTEX2 research teams made science history by deploying 70 instruments, including 10 mobile radars and at least 30 other vehicles, on a tornadic supercell for the first time.
VORTEX2, the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment – 2 will focus on answering new questions about how, when, and why tornadoes form, why some thunderstorms produce tornadoes and others do not, the structure of tornadoes, and the relationship of tornadic winds to damage.