The Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Forecast Experiment was in full operation on May 20, 2013 as the tornado tore through Newcastle and Moore, OK.
The experimental Tornado Debris Signature algorithm uses dual-pol radar data to map areas of debris.
Scientists have re-examined the March 18, 1925 Tri-State Tornado was unusually severe, killing 695 people while it was on the ground for a record 219 miles crossing parts of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
Today, researchers launched the Mesoscale Predictability EXperiment (MPEX) field project to collect data on pre-storm and post-storm environments in an effort to better predict where and when thunderstorms will form. MPEX runs from May 15 – June 15, and is funded by the National Science Foundation.