Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes
The second field phase of VORTEX included four fixed CLASS systems and
the SSSF Mobile CLASS. Fixed sites at Lubbock, TX; Altus, Woodward,
and Ardmore, OK, flew a total of 400 flights. The Mobile CLASS made
120 flights. The data set from this experiment included extensive
samplings in and around severe storms with and without tornados. The
equipment and operators were subject to severe conditions several times.
Despite these conditions, the data set for this experiment was very
good supplementing unique airborne radar measurements.