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ROTATE 2012      

Rotate 2012 Daily Missions Summary



Daily Mission Update

  • Rotate 2012 from 5 May to 4 June
  • Project Summary

    The most ambitious ever project probing the inner workings of tornadoes and how they cause damage will soon begin.
    ROTATE (Radar Observations of Tornadoes and Thunderstorms Experiment) will hit the road from May 5th through June 20th , pursuing the most violent tornadoes.
    ROTATE is supported primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with important contribution from the Merage Foundation.
    Scientists and crew from several universities and nations will take part.
    The questions driving ROTATE are, according to lead scientist Karen Kosiba of the Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR) in Boulder, Colorado:

  • How strong are winds in the lowest levels of tornadoes?

  • How do tornadoes cause damage? What is the role of changing winds, and airborne debris?

  • What causes some tornadoes to be huge and violent, while others are smaller and weaker?

  • Media Contact: Carrie Cunningham

    Scientific Contacts: Karen Kosiba and Joshua Wurman

    Report by DATE

      Jun 11    |   Jun 10    |   Jun 09    |   Jun 08

      Jun 07    |   May 31    |   May 30    |   May 29

      May 28    |   May 27    |   May 26    |   May 25

      May 24    |   May 19    |   May 18    |   May 14

      May 13    |   May 12    |   May 10    |   May 06

      May 05    | 



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