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Tornado Alley features never-before-captured tornado footage as scientists seek to understand the structure and origin of tornadoes, and how they can be forecasted more accurately.
'Tis the season for snow - thundersnow.
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.
An $11.9 million tornado research project resulted in only one tornado being studied during a 35-day period.
VORTEX2 Coverage Results in Live On-Air and Online Stream of Super Cell in Goshen County, Wyoming
VORTEX2, or Verification of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 2, is the largest attempt in history to study the origin, structure and evolution of tornadoes.
Although most people view tornadoes as something to avoid, next month a small army of scientists will be doing just the opposite, traveling the nation's central region in search of twisters.
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