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News Release 10-067

VORTEX2 Tornado Scientists Hit the Road Again

2010 expedition takes place May 1st though June 15th

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Photo of VORTEX2 scientists taking to the field in search of tornadoes.

On the road again: VORTEX2 scientists take to the field in search of tornadoes.

Credit: Josh Wurman, CSWR


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In spring, 2009, scientists on VORTEX2 used an army of instruments to follow tornadoes.

In spring, 2009, scientists on VORTEX2 used an army of instruments to follow tornadoes.

Credit: Josh Wurman, CSWR


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Photo of VORTEX2 researchers trailing this Wyoming twister during last spring's expedition.

VORTEX2 researchers trailed this Wyoming twister during last spring's expedition.

Credit: Josh Wurman, CSWR


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Photo of Doppler-on-Wheels or DOW.

Doppler-on-Wheels, or DOW, can go where no man--or woman--has gone before, or should.

Credit: Josh Wurman, CSWR


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Photo of researchers studying a tornado from a safe distance away.

Don't try this at home: researchers study tornadoes from a safe distance away.

Credit: Josh Wurman, CSWR


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Areas where this year's VORTEX2 scientists will be following tornadoes.

Areas where this year's VORTEX2 scientists will be following tornadoes.

Credit: NSF/NOAA


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