Unvraveling Tornadoes

The project is called VORTEX2, but it could also be called The Amazing Chase. For five weeks in the spring of 2009, and again in spring 2010, 100 researchers and scientists from 16 universities will deploy about 40 vehicles armed with high tech equipment to measure and probe tornadoes and tornado development. The researchers will span across the Midwest in search of tornadoes--all to better understand how, when and why they form.

Provided by the National Science Foundation

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