MAY 2016: Severe weather field forecasting in the great plains
Nine students and 3 instructors had the opportunity to travel to the Great Plains for 12 days in mid-late May as part of an An ERAU Study Abroad Program to forecast and observe supercell thunderstorms as part of a 3-credit half-tuition summer course. We observed a total of 11 tornadoes, including 10 on one day in Dodge City, Kansas, and traveled more than 6000 total miles! Below are some pictures from our adventure:
ERAU C-BREESE: MAY 2015
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Convective-Boundary Research Engaging Educational Experiences
Thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant through the Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR), ERAU Meteorology "rented" a Doppler-on-Wheels (DOW) radar for 17 days in May 2015, to study sea breezes and central Florida thunderstorms. The pictures below show some of our adventures.
Look for more information in a forthcoming article in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS)!
Personal Storm Chasing in the Great Plains
I've chased supercells and tornadoes in the Great Plains almost every year since 2006. Sometimes I even find them. I've spent a lot of time getting wifi at McDonalds and waiting for caps to break. I hate the Missouri River and model forecast radar reflectivity. And don't get me started on Clovis, New Mexico.
Here are some pictures to prove I'm not entirely supercell repellent :)