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Tornado Surrounded by Instruments as Scientists Aim to Catch Their “Perfect Storm”

On May 1, more than 100 scientists will head out to the Midwest for the second part of VORTEX2 , the most ambitious study of tornadoes in history.  They plan to hunt down and literally surround twisters with a fleet of mobile radars, weather balloons, and ground instruments.  This is VORTEX2’s second and final season and the hope is to better understand how and when a tornado will form. [More]



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