This probe is a good idea.. And for that matter.. any research that is done near or at "ground zero" of the tornadic circulation.
It would also be a good idea to add some more "research" features to a probe that can withstand the tornadic windfield.. Suggestions noted:
1- An electronic properties meter.. For measurements of static, magnetic, polarity.
2- Central pressure measurements.. in point zero of the tornado.
As part of a team that is gathering data in "solutions".. it would be great to see some of the chasing teams colloberating on data.. If this severe season gets some action.... I look forward to our testing program to be in gear.. We "team SWS" will be in east CO. as soon as something starts looking like it will be firing.
If any of you are in the plains during this time and would like to discuss further research options and ideas.. Please contact me on our website: severewarningsystems.com
We have successfully tested a "launcher" for direct use this year.. the "mini probes" will have GPS.. and other measuring tools within the "flying sphere"... If we get lucky.. we will get one or two of these in and be able to retrieve them. These are protected to take major shock and could really help on solutions research if successful... It really funny. If I Fly out with this launching device.. I will be probably wisked away as a potential terrorist... The cool thing is... I can obtain the launchers materials at most hardware stores if I fly in.. Since I have a base in Colorado Springs... I will definitely bring the successful prototypes in the car that will be residing at base for this severe season.
Just looking forward to some action out there... Its looking to be slow so far.. Just looking for a merger deal between the Pacific and the G of M... Looks like they are both holding out o a deal so far... Hopefully they start out with a handshake on March 24th.. or so.. Cheers.