Search

You may also like

Articles International News

1969 Tulbagh and Ceres Earthquake

The Ceres earthquake of 1969 remains the most destructive earthquake

Articles International News

General Update

Storm Chasers / Spotters Database   It is an ambition

0 Views
More Snow For Lesotho – 11 June 2015
Articles International News

More Snow For Lesotho – 11 June 2015

It’s only been a few days since the recent cut-off

Vortex 2 Intercept

2009 saw the beginning of Vortex 2, the largest tornado research experiment in history. The Vortex project brings together scientists from all over the United States as they team up various radars, probes and other measuring instruments. The first Vortex project was held in the mid 90s and has been 15 years until the initiation of Vortex 2.

So far this season Vortex 2 has been unlucky, as 2009 has been one of the quietest tornado seasons of late with minimal activity in May, which is usually the peak month for tornado development. This was due to the jet stream remaining north and over Canada instead of dipping south as it typically does during May of each year. Though the good news is that it seems the season is just late and some good late season activity is possible.

On the 5 June 2009, Vortex 2 intercepted their first tornado of the 2009 season- and it was a beauty. They witnessed the formation of a great tornado from a text book supercell. This tornado was on the ground for over 15 minutes and surely provided some great data sets to the researchers involved. It may be just what was needed for understanding tornadoes better in the lower areas of the atmosphere.

This whole event was captured live on The Weather Channel. What may be the most amazing and detailed video on a tornado formation and life cycle

http://www.youtube.com/v/aXsSjJRHc48

 

 

Tornado Intercept Part 2

Tornado Intercept Part 3

Tornado Intercept Part 4

Tornado Intercept Part 5

Comments

comments

Next post Previous post

You may also like

kiss
0 Views
Social Media Users Share Flooding Footage
Local News

Social Media Users Share Flooding Footage

Image by Sat24 As we mentioned in our previous post,

0 Views
Local News

Severe Weather Begins – 23 June 2009

As forecast by the South African Weather Service and as

0 Views
Johannesburg a Winter Wonderland and the Cape Braces
Local News

Johannesburg a Winter Wonderland and the Cape Braces

This past week has seen some dramatic weather across South

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Only registered users can comment.

Skip to toolbar