1996 News Articles


Newton's (November 1996) article discusses storm structure, radar technology, and gives a brief overview of sample tornadic radar data obtained in the field. There are nine pages to this article, and you will need a PSD viewing software to view them. You may also wish to use Google translator when viewing these pages.
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A (13 October 1996) article in the Norman Transcript describes an open house hosted by NOAA on the University of Oklahoma north campus, at which the Doppler on Wheels radar trucks were showcased. There are three pages to this article, and you will need a PSD viewing software to view them.
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New Scientist's (29 June 1996) article, "Tornado chasers see into the eye of the storm", discusses the Verification of the Origin of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment (VORTEX) as well as some of the data which was obtained during the project. You will need a PSD viewing software to view this article.



A (25 June 1996) New York Times Science Times article, "Radar Peeks at Structure Hidden Inside Tornado," offers a look at the Doppler on Wheels program, as well as a discussion of the type of data obtained with the network. You will need a PSD viewing software to view these pages.
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The Washington Post's (24 June 1996) article, "Trackers Close In on How the Whirl Turns," describes the use of the Doppler on Wheels network in the vicinity of tornadic storms. There are two pages to this article, and you will need a PSD viewing software to view them.
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The Science News (22 June 1996) article, "Radar Catches a Tornado in the Act", describes some of the findings from one of the earliest intercepts of a tornado by a mobile DOW radar truck during the first VORTEX field campaign.



In this (1996) article from the Ottawa Citizen, Josh discusses the scientific aspects of the movie "Twister" as well as the Doppler on Wheels technology and applicability thereof to the field of atmospheric science and, specifically, tornado research. There are multiple pages to this article, and you will need a PSD viewing software to view them.
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An article (June 1996) from Der Spiegel, discussing the mechanics of supercell thunderstorms, tornadoes and the use of Doppler radars to study them. This article is in four parts, and you will need a PSD viewing software to view them. You may also wish to use Google translator when viewing these pages.
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A (May 1996) Magazine Cafe article about the use of mobile Doppler radar. You will need a PSD viewing program to view this file, and you may also wish to use Google translator when viewing this article.



A (27 February 1996) article from USA Today describes how scientists use mobile Doppler radar to track tornadoes. There are two pages to this article, and you will need a PSD viewing software to view them.
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