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NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
Catalog of Images

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VORTEX2 intercepts a tornado in SE Wyoming on June 5, 2009.
Wyoming, LaGrange 2009 June 5
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VORTEX2 intercepts a tornado in SE Wyoming on June 5, 2009.
Wyoming, LaGrange 2009 June 5
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VORTEX2 intercepts a tornado in SE Wyoming on June 5, 2009.
Wyoming, LaGrange 2009 June 5
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VORTEX2 intercepts a tornado in SE Wyoming on June 5, 2009.
Wyoming, LaGrange 2009 June 5
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VORTEX2 intercepts a tornado in SE Wyoming on June 5, 2009.
Wyoming, LaGrange 2009 June 5
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The tornado seen in the presvious images has now dissipated.
Wyoming, LaGrange 2009 June 5
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Later that evening, the remants of the tornadic storm are seen with a radar antenna in the left foreground.
Wyoming, LaGrange 2009 June 5
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The tornadic storm observed earlier was accompanied by large dangerous hail which smashed the windshield of this National Severe Storms Laboratory instrumented vehicle. Note leaves and mud on side of truck.
Wyoming, LaGrange 2009 June 5
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The tornadic storm observed earlier was accompanied by large dangerous hail which smashed the windshield of this National Severe Storms Laboratory instrumented vehicle. Note leaves and mud on side of truck.
Wyoming, LaGrange 2009 June 5
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VORTEX2 tornado investigators planning operations in vicinity of thunderstorm.
Wyoming, SE 2009 June 6
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VORTEX2 tornado investigators stopping at sunset. Field command vehicle to left.
Wyoming, SE 2009 June 6
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VORTEX2 tornado investigators peering through a windshield cracked by hail.
Wyoming, SE 2009 June 7
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SR-1 passing NO-XP to position before a storm
Nebraska, Fairbury 2009 June 1
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NO-XP sets up at Fairbury Municipal Airport
Nebraska, Fairbury 2009 June 1
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NOAA/NSSL X-Pol Mobile radar uses a 3cm wavelength to detect smaller particles including cloud droplets. This radar can distinguish tornado debris clouds from precipitation.
Nebraska, Fairbury 2009 June 1
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NOAA/NSSL X-Pol Mobile radar uses a 3cm wavelength to detect smaller particles including cloud droplets. This radar can distinguish tornado debris clouds from precipitation.
Nebraska, Fairbury 2009 June 1
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NSSL's Ted Mansell pulls out plates to help stabilize the NOAA X-Pol mobile radar.
Nebraska, Omaha 2009 May 31
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NOAA/NSSL X-Pol Mobile radar scanning before the storm.
Nebraska, Omaha 2009 May 31
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NOAA/NSSL X-Pol Mobile radar scanning before the storm.
Nebraska, Omaha 2009 May 31
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NOAA/NSSL X-Pol Mobile radar uses a 3cm wavelength to detect smaller particles including cloud droplets. This radar can distinguish tornado debris clouds from precipitation.
Nebraska, Omaha 2009 May 31
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NOAA/NSSL X-Pol Mobile radar ready for operation.
Nebraska, Omaha 2009 May 31
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NOAA/NSSL X-Pol Mobile radar after the storm has passed over
Nebraska, Omaha 2009 May 31
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NSSL retired scientist Don Burgess pioneered the concept of "nowcasting" by using radar to direct an NSSL research team during a tornado intercept and lead the discovery of the "tornado vortex signature" seen in radar displays. Burgess leads the NO-XP mobile radar team.
Nebraska, Omaha 2009 May 31
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Nebraska storms looking to southwest from NSSL MV.
Nebraska, Grand Island 2009 May 29
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Nebraska storms looking to southeast from NSSL MV. The team was between two storms at that time.
Nebraska, Grand Island 2009 May 29
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Viewing storm looking to the southwest
Nebraska, Grand Island 2009 May 29
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Viewing storm looking to the southwest
Nebraska, Grand Island 2009 May 29
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Spectacular thunderstorm and super cell clouds observed during VORTEX2.
Nebraska, Grand Island 2009 May 29
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Rainbow following storm passage
Nebraska, Grand Island 2009 May 29
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Weak rotation
Nebraska, Grand Island 2009 May 29
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Weak rotation
Nebraska, Grand Island 2009 May 29
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Sunset with contrails after a day of studying storms on VORTEX2
Nebraska, Grand Island 2009 May 29
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The Tornado Dome, home of Clinton, Oklahoma, high school sports audtiorium.
Oklahoma, Clinton 2009 May 12
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Clinton, Oklahoma, home of the Red Tornadoes.
Oklahoma, Clinton 2009 May 12
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The field command vehicle passing the SMART-R radar outside of Canute, Oklahoma, on I-40 heading towards Texas.
Oklahoma, Canute 2009 May 12
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SMART-R radar heading toward the storms outside of Childress, Texas.
Texas, Childress 2009 May 12
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Storm clouds seen over a wheat field near Childress.
Texas, Childress 2009 May 12
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Terra Thompson (OU grad student), Mike Biggerstaff (OU), and Conrad Ziegler (NSSL) discuss the SR-2 radar image.
Texas, Childress 2009 May 12
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Mike Biggerstaff of OU being interviewed.
Texas, Childress 2009 May 12
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Rack of weather instruments attached to mobile mesonets
Oklahoma, Canton 2009 May 13
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Rack of weather instruments attached to mobile mesonets
Oklahoma, Canton 2009 May 13
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An image from the Situational Awareness Severe Storm Intercept software showing the position of each research vehicle in relation to the target storm.
Oklahoma, Canton 2009 May 13
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A team from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana deploy a disdrometer, better known as a particle probe.
Oklahoma, Canton 2009 May 13
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Texas Tech University scientists will deploy the B probe (a.k.a. Probe 2 or P2) featuring a Vaisala "all-in-one" instrument. This instrument includes a sonic anemometer, acoustic precipitation sensor, hail count, temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure sensors.
2007 October 28
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CU-Boulder's unmanned aerial system
2009 April 13
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CU-Boulder's unmanned aerial system
2009 April 13
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NCAR and NSSL will launch instrumented balloons to measure the pre-storm environment and help refine the V2 forecast/target for each day. They will also measure pre-existing boundaries, and their interactions with the storms, and also storm-environment interactions.
2009
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Launching a weather balloon
2009
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Tornado PODS. Tornado PODS are a 1 meter tall tower of instruments with a flat base to measure wind velocity and direction at ground level, ideally in the core flow of the tornado. Twelve PODS were deployed during the Center for Severe Weather Research during VORTEX2.
Oklahoma 2009 May 10
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Texas Tech Stick-Net
2009 May 8

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