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2011-03-15 07:46:30

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.

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2010-12-09 12:25:00

'Tis the season for snow - thundersnow.

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2010-04-27 14:45:23

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.

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2009-06-30 06:00:00

An $11.9 million tornado research project resulted in only one tornado being studied during a 35-day period.

2009-06-05 21:55:00

VORTEX2 Coverage Results in Live On-Air and Online Stream of Super Cell in Goshen County, Wyoming

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2009-05-06 07:56:47

VORTEX2, or Verification of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 2, is the largest attempt in history to study the origin, structure and evolution of tornadoes.

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2009-04-07 16:44:53

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.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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