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

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A beautiful rainbow following passage of a storm.
Wyoming 2009 June 6
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A beautiful sunset at the end of a day of pursuing violent weather.
Iowa 2009 May 31
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Dennis Nealson working on an anemometer in the NSSL truck bay
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Working inside the NSSL truck bay.
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Erik Rasmussen and David Dowell coordinate VORTEX II intercept operations from the Field Command Vehicle.
Iowa 2009 May 31
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Mike Coniglio standing next to an NSSL chase truck.
Texas 2009 June 13
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Don Burgess with Science on a Sphere in the background. Dr. Burgess is now retired from NOAA. He pioneered the concept of "nowcasting" by using radar to direct an NSSl research team during a tornado intercept and led the discovery of the "tornado vortex signature" seen in radar displays. Burgess leads the NO -XP mobile radar team.
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A photogrammetry team from NCAR collects video and still photos. NCAR Director Dr. Roger Wakimoto is pointing out significant features.
Texas Panhandle area 2010 May 18
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NSSL's Ted Mansell in the N)-XP radar truck.
2010 May 10
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Making preparations for the storm chase in an NSSL vehicle. Instrumentation on tops of other vehicles seen in upper left.
2010 May 10
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NO-XP radar makes the first deployment of VORTEX II 2010 operations.
Oklahoma, Meeker area 2010 May 10
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Launching a weather balloon on the periphery of a supercell thunderstorm.
2010 May 11
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Launching a weather balloon on the periphery of a supercell thunderstorm.
2010 May 11
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Sherman Frederickson, NSSL, woring on the instrument rack on top of a mobile mesonet vehicle.
Oklahoma, central area 2010 May 12
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Don Burgess, retired NSSL scientist, pioneered the concept of "nowcasting" by using radar to direct an NSSl research team during a tornado intercept and led the discovery of the "tornado vortex signature" seen in radar displays. Burgess leads the NO-XP mobile radar team.
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A Doppler on Wheels radar tracks an intense supercell thunderstorm
Oklahoma, west of Guthrie 2010 May 19
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Mobile mesonet vehicles beginning their transects through storms.
Kansas, Oberlin area 2010 May 6
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Radar and mobile mesonet vehicles lined up and ready to move.
Oklahoma, Stroud area 2010 May 10
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This monitoring instrument, disdrometer 2, was blowin into a ditch during a storm.
Oklahoma, Stroud area 2010 May 10
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In position to monitor a storm
Nebraska, Big Springs/Brule area 2010 June 6
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Mission scientist Paul Markowski (PSU) showed how VORTEX2 was going to set up dual-Doppler lobes to try and catch fast moving storms on May 10, 2010.
Oklahoma, Stroud area 2010 May 10
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Tornado over the Great Plains.
2010 May 25
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Supercell thunderstorm over the prairie
2010 June 4-15
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Funnel cloud and lightning
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Supercell thunderstorm illuminated by lightning at night
Nebraska, Scottsbluff 2010 June 4-15
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Supercell thunderstorm illuminated by lightning at night
Nebraska, Scottsbluff 2010 June 4-15
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Lightning over the high plains
Colorado, Last Chance 2010 June 10
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Lightning over the high plains
Colorado, Last Chance 2010 June 10
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Time series of tornado over the high plains. 201547.
Colorado, Last Chance 2010 June 10
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Time series of tornado over the high plains. 201551.
Colorado, Last Chance 2010 June 10
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Time series of tornado over the high plains. 201625.
Colorado, Last Chance 2010 June 10
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Time series of tornado over the high plains. 201625+
Colorado, Last Chance 2010 June 10
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Time series of tornado over the high plains. 201637.
Colorado, Last Chance 2010 June 10
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Time series of tornado over the high plains. 201853.
Colorado, Last Chance 2010 June 10
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A scary direction to be driving. 160622.
2010 June 13
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2010 May 19
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VORTEX2 documented this tornado.
Colorado, Last Chance 2010 June 10
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A short-lived tornado northwest of Amarillo.
Texas, Amarillo 2010 May 18
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See image nssl0397
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Composite photo of rain shaft in a setting sun.
2010 May 21
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Funnel cloud near Tribune
Kansas, Tribune 2010 May 21-27
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A short-lived tornado developed northwest of Amarillo.
Texas, Amarillo 2010 May 18
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Intense updrafts produce a rain-free cloud base in a supercell thunderstorm.
2010 Mid-May
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A fleet of VORTEX2 vehicles tracks a supercell thunderstorm near Dumas. The blue-green color in the cloud is associated with large hail.
Texas, Dumas 2010 May 18
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A Doppler on Wheels radar tracks an intense supercell thunderstorm west of Guthrie.
Oklahoma, Guthrie 2010, May 19

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