OLLI discussion: VORTEX2, Dewey, March 16

Ken Dewey
Ken Dewey

Ken Dewey traveled with VORTEX2 teams to photo-document this $10 million research effort. More than 100 scientists and 40 science and support vehicles participated in this unique, fully nomadic, field program. Registration is required for this OLLI program 11:30 a.m. March 16 at NET.

"The Largest Ever Storm Chase and Tornado Research Effort" by Kenneth Dewey, professor, School of Natural Resource Science at UNL and a member of the School of Natural Resources' Applied Climate Science Group, takes place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at NET as part of OLLI's Distinguished Speakers Series and Discussion. Participants can order a sack lunch from Highnooners. Call 472-6265.

Dewey researches severe storms climatology, snow and ice studies, short-term climate variability, and severe weather preparedness. VORTEX2 is the largest and most ambitious effort ever made to understand tornadoes. The project occurred over two storm seasons, May-June 2009 and 2010.

Come along with Dewey as he shows you the VORTEX2 research mission as they crossed the Plains in search of tornado-producing storms.

More details at: http://olli.unl.edu