VORTEX2 NEWS: VORTEX2: Inside the Biggest Tornado Chase in History

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by Susan Cobb It was day 26 of the largest tornado research project in history, and the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment 2009-2010, otherwise known as VORTEX2, had yet to see a tornado. Weary team members crammed into a small hotel meeting room to learn where they were headed, just as they had done every morning for almost a month. Day after day they geared up, learned the target, drove cross-country-sometimes covering hundreds of miles and several states in one day-to watch, wait, deploy, and intercept everything but a tornadic supercell.

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