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Colorado researchers join VORTEX2 tornado project

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 4:39pm MST

For the second year in a row, a team of over 100 scientists and dozens of vehicles will take to Tornado Alley in an attempt to study one of Mother Nature’s most destructive phenomena. Like last year, Colorado researchers will be helping with the project. Among the Colorado-based participants are University of Colorado students and […]

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Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with VORTEX2 stormchasers

Monday, May 18th, 2009 2:36pm MST

The scientists and researchers taking part in VORTEX2, the largest ever tornado field study, have been confounded by Mother Nature in their search for twisters.  The Verification of Origin of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment2 (VORTEX2) and its accompanying 80 scientists and 40 vehicles have yet to track a tornado since the project launched just over […]

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VORTEX2 stormchasers on the hunt today

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 1:22pm MST

Since officially kicking off on Sunday, the weather has been less than cooperative for the VORTEX2 tornado field study teams.  From their starting point in Oklahoma, there simply has not been severe weather worthy of them chasing.  That is changing right at this moment as the team is on the road and headed to western […]

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Largest in-field tornado study ever set to launch in May

Sunday, April 19th, 2009 3:51am MST

The single largest and most ambitious field study to increase our understanding of tornadoes is set to kick off next month.  The Verification of Origin of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment2 (VORTEX2 or V2) will feature more than 50 scientists utilizing 40 vehicles, 10 mobile radar units and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The study which […]

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