Tuesday, June 15, 2010

End of Season, TX.

A long, long time ago there was a young graduate student. He participated for several years in DOW field projects prior to Vortex2. One day a DOW broke down and Josh radioed, "We have reached end of season." Navigating the other DOW, unnamed graduate student (we all know who he is!!), looked at his map and asked "Where is End of Season?" At the time, the DOWs were in South Dakota. Vortex2 has reached End of Season, TX.

In short, the people who make up Vortex2 are fabulous. They are people you enjoy working with; they are old friends; they are new friends (I have never been quite sure on semi-colon usage!). As we return back to our "normal" lives, I would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the scientists, engineers, technicians, students, volunteers, hotel coordinator, photographers, and the public. It has been a great run and I wish everyone the best.

Here is to End of Season, TX!
Picture 1: The CSWR crew.


  1. Epic blog..... See you in 15 years for Vortex 3?

  2. Thanks for blogging through the season and I hope we can see/learn more about what you all learned too!

    Jamie, Vancouver BC

  3. It's funny how certain important details are left out of the end of season story, like how the "navigator" of the other Dow was actually driving the truck and operating the radar that day, and how the damage to dow3 was described over the radio as being critical and how all vehicles behind dow3 should get out of the way asap. Just sayin... ;)

  4. Good work Daughter...come on home!

  5. I'm amused by the fact that I'm almost the only person not looking at the camera(s).

  6. What a pity that the blog ends now... ;-)
    Was very interesting to follow, especially for the good sense of humour, but also for the side information on the project. However, you all deserve going home now after touring so many weeks.

    And then process the data! Hope to see and hear many of you at the next ECSS again, presenting some fascinating results!

  7. Bummer for us, but glad y'll get to go home. Don't wreck on the way. Great to read the blog, laugh and learn. Also that the crew seems to be safe.

    Good luck with the data.

  8. Amateur chasers beat the "profession" chasers like Josh...again...bwahahahaha...

    Good night sweet prince...

  9. Really enjoyed this blog - educational and very entertaining. Can't wait for "Vortex3: The Sequel."

  10. right time wrong place minn just blewup in around 3pm (radar went "wildfire" screen went red)overstress airwaves storm front with est:6-10 cells an 1. 1/2mi wide on the ground more-nado amateur radio did good of following the tornado
    too bad you miss it.

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  13. Dear Karen!
    You are a beautiful pretty woman. But you are taking part in a stupid enterprise. Your super ambitioned chief knows that Vortex2 is useless (and of course dangerous) experiment there is no need now. Because mystery of tornado is disclosed in Russian Federation about 4 years ago. And this discovery shows that in a way of vortex2 you will NEVER find answers on a questions you all formulate. Because experiment is based on a fault ideas! Can you say it is not truth and you are found some piece of success this summer? You can't. And it is ever forever. How it is sad.
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  14. Im really interested by the fact that you guys acctually get really close to tornados and i hope when i get older i can join the vortex 2 team, too!
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