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VORTEX2: Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment

VORTEX2 Acronym List

CASA
Collaborative Adaptive Sensing on the Atmosphere radar network
DOW
Doppler on Wheels
FFD
Forward-flank downdraft
NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NO-XP
NOAA/NSSL OU-XPol radar
NSSL
National Severe Storms Laboratory
NWP
Numerical Weather Prediction
NWRT
National Weather Radar Testbed
NWS
National Weather Service
NWSFO
National Weather Service Forecast Office
OAR
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (NOAA research division)
PAR
Phased Array Radar
RFD
Rear-flank downdraft
SMART-Radar
Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching Radar
UAV
Unmanned aeronautical vehicles
VORTEX2
Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes - 2
WSR-88D
Weather Surveillance Radar 1988-Doppler