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reedtimmer
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Stretch
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nice footage. Too bad it went wide right. could see the circulation going to the right. Keep at it. I'd LOVE to see it take a direct hit, funnel going right over the top.
 
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Great to see the probe get hit during last season. Reed, are you able to give some feedback on what data the probe was able to get (if any) ?
 
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CaliforniaSean
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Love that probe! Especially the giant lexan bubble which must have cost a fortune.
 
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joshmv
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mikeO wrote:
Great to see the probe get hit during last season. Reed, are you able to give some feedback on what data the probe was able to get (if any) ?

I'd also like to hear what data can be collected from the probe as well as what was actually recorded in the impact.

A list of how it was built and what exactly is in it would be great, but probably not likely
 
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I don't recall ever seeing a lightening bolt quite like that - coming directly out of the vortex.
Is that something that occurs often? I realize that motion in the meso causes electrical charges, but that was impressive!
Also,I've heard that it takes an enormous amount of time to collect/compile the data from probes. Is this true?
 
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CaliforniaSean
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Well, the probe stores all the information in the black box, so It must take a while to download to Reed's PC.
 
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JC Surfs
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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.
 
Last Edit: 2009/03/18 16:53 By JC Surfs.Reason: misspell
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mikeO
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The downloading aspect would be fairly easy and quick - it's software in any case. Pressure differences would be on the cards if not already in use with TVN, this is something worth it's weight in gold. Good luck with your probes and things, JC - i applaud your commitment!
 
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JC Surfs
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Re:TVN Tornado Probe 5 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 1
Thanks MikeO... My partner gives me these metering devises.. If I had the gnads to be in ones storm cellar with this meter... I could get the readings... As you said in you previous comment.. the proper software would be the safe answer.. If things shape up for Monday Tuesday... I may get out there... Its time for a few in E-Co... Cheers..
 
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