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MIRSL Featured in IEEE Newspaper

Two members of the tornado chasing team from our Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory (MIRSL), Director Stephen Frasier and Graduate Student Vijay Venkatesh of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, were prominently highlighted in an article for The Institute, a quarterly newspaper sent to more than 395,000 members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The reporter also interviewed former MIRSL Research Fellow Peisang Tsai.

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The article reports on MIRSL’s participation in the huge collaborative research project called VORTEX2, launched last year to measure tornadoes’ characteristics during their formation and life cycle. Last tornado season, more than 100 scientists and students from 16 U.S. universities were deployed as part of VORTEX2, circulating throughout the country’s Midwestern tornado belt in 40 vehicles outfitted with mobile radar systems, weather instruments, and weather balloons.

March 2010