|Atmospheric Sciences seminar is Sept. 10|
Aaron Kennedy, graduate Ph.D. Student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, will present a seminar on “A Summary of VORTEX-2" at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 210 Clifford Hall.
The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment (VORTEX) 2 is the largest field project ever attempted to study tornadoes and their parent thunderstorms. The project combines numerous radars, aerial platforms, and ground observations into one large "armada" to document numerous scales of motion. Running for one month during 2009, and an additional seven weeks during 2010, the field project has already captured several high-quality datasets. This talk will summarize the project's goals, instrumentation, and discuss some of the cases from a qualitative standpoint by incorporating photography and first-hand experience from the speaker.
The seminar is free and open to the public. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.
-- Wanda Seyler, Administrative Secretary, Atmospheric Sciences, email@example.com, 777-3884