Reed Timmer, Ph.D., Extreme Meteorologist
Tornadoes are one of the most destructive natural forces on Earth, yet there is still much to learn about this dynamic, hard-to-predict phenomena. Join renowned storm chaser and extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer to learn about the Team Dominator project, launching miniaturized, pseudo-Lagrangian sensors into tornadoes. Tornado strength and behavior are determined by gradients in thermodynamics within the tornado, supercell, and surrounding environment. Tim’s mission is to measure this data inside of the tornado and parent mesocyclone using parachuted probes launched from the top of Dominator 3. In this presentation, Tim will share the data collected using the Dominators, ground-based probes, and our rocket launches in tornadoes. Never stop chasing.