Quantcast

Latest Josh Wurman Stories

37eb0acb254cda17780211e28c39673b
2011-01-11 23:32:06

Doppler-on-Wheels Gives New View of Lake-Effect SnowsIn this winter of heavy snows--with more on the way this week--nature's bull's-eye might be Oswego, N.Y., and the nearby Tug Hill Plateau.There the proximity of the Great Lakes whips wind and snow into high gear. Old Man Winter then blows across New York state, burying cities and towns in snowdrifts several feet high. This season, however, something is standing in his way.The Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW), a data-collecting radar dish, is...

fa0692aa6af7ebf131812a3eb40670f51
2010-12-09 12:25:00

'Tis the season ... for snow. Thundersnow. Rare anywhere, thundersnow is sometimes heard during the lake-effect snowstorms of the Great Lakes. The interaction of clouds and ice pellets inside these storms generates a charge, with lightning and thunder the result. How to catch thundersnow in action? This winter, a stalwart veteran of tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe storms will be waiting. Enter the Doppler-on-Wheels It's called the Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW), a National Science Foundation...

2c41c5c3c0ee3b9f0409f0854fdbebcb1
2010-04-27 14:45:23

2010 expedition takes place May 1st though June 15th In the largest and most ambitious effort ever made to understand tornadoes, more than 100 scientists and 40 support vehicles will hit the road again this spring. The project, VORTEX2--Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes--is in its final season: May 1st through June 15th, 2010. VORTEX2 is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Scientists from more...

81e784b7c0e68b1f4a52a852d74611f61
2008-09-18 09:40:00

Instrument collected high-wind data from inside hurricane eye The only scientific team to successfully brave Hurricane Ike's knock-down winds and swells in Galveston was the DOW, the Doppler on Wheels mobile weather radar operated by the Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR) in Boulder, Colo. "The DOW mission to Ike provided, for the first time, high-resolution radar data collected from the ground of the inside of a hurricane eye strengthening during landfall, and from a hurricane that...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.