Researchers to gain insights into studying storms in the southeast with new round of funding
A study of tornadoes in the southeastern United States begins its second year this month as NOAA Research announces awards of $2.5 million in grants presented to partner institutions.
Scientists from more than 20 organizations are part of VORTEX-Southeast, a program to understand how environmental factors characteristic of the southeastern United States affect the formation, intensity, structure and path of tornadoes in this region. VORTEX-SE researchers will also determine the best methods for communicating forecast uncertainty related to these events to the public, and evaluate public response.
NOAA is supporting research in three main areas: improving forecast models, addressing risk awareness and response, and observing and modeling tornadic storms and their environments.