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NOAA's VORTEX-SE aims to help forecasters better understand tornadoes in the Southeast

The main objective of the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast, or VORTEX-SE, is to study why tornadoes are so dangerous in the Southeast and what can be challenging about forecasting them. The main objective of the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast, or VORTEX-SE, is to study why tornadoes are so dangerous in the Southeast and what can be challenging about forecasting them.
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  • VORTEX-SE also aims to educate college students, public about tornadoes in the Southeast

    VORTEX-SE also aims to educate college students, public about tornadoes in the Southeast

    Monday, March 26 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-03-27 02:24:49 GMT
    Radar is one of the key tools in predicting weather. The P-3 Hurricane Hunter has 3 different ones to get a whole new perspective on a storm. The plane flies through and around severe storms in the Southeast collecting important data for scientists.Radar is one of the key tools in predicting weather. The P-3 Hurricane Hunter has 3 different ones to get a whole new perspective on a storm. The plane flies through and around severe storms in the Southeast collecting important data for scientists.
    Radar is one of the key tools in predicting weather. The P-3 Hurricane Hunter has 3 different ones to get a whole new perspective on a storm. The plane flies through and around severe storms in the Southeast collecting important data for scientists.Radar is one of the key tools in predicting weather. The P-3 Hurricane Hunter has 3 different ones to get a whole new perspective on a storm. The plane flies through and around severe storms in the Southeast collecting important data for scientists.

    Students at the University of Louisiana at Monroe also are getting in on flights collecting data as part of the National Severe Storms Laboratory's VORTEX-Southeast project.

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    Students at the University of Louisiana at Monroe also are getting in on flights collecting data as part of the National Severe Storms Laboratory's VORTEX-Southeast project.

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The National Severe Storms Laboratory's Vortex Southeast project has been in effect the past three years, but data collected this year could change how we forecast tornadoes in the Southeast region of the United States.

An open house last week in Monroe allowed members of the media and invited guests to learn more about the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast, or VORTEX-SE for short, and its goals.

The main objective is to study why tornadoes are so dangerous in the Southeast and what can be challenging about forecasting them.

The scientists also are focusing on how the public interprets information about severe storms and how to improve it. 

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