"TEAM SWS" |THE CHASES | 2011 Results were "off the charts" Most Tornadic Storms Intercepted
ACCOMPLISHED CHASES- APRIL - NOVEMBER, 2011. With (3) chase vehicles this year, and the scout team proven in the field the year previous, 2011 played out with success in direct intercepts. Lots of opportunities for us to gather data and witness more tornadoes then ever imagined.
CERTIFED EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, SWS has assisted others numerous times in the event of a catastrophic tornadic destruction. SAR trained canine "Terra" was present for the third year The canines off season continued training was maximized. Terra performed retrieval training in many destruction paths this year. Terra is ready for 2013.
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, Successful probe cannon launches were performed for 3 seasons (2009 to 2012). Continuation of this program will be determined on data retrieval possibility in tornadic circulation. Not successful yet using this launcher for the measurements we need, the direct contacts with the tornadic circulation have yielded SWS the best data so far.
VEHICLE TESTING PROGRAM. Amazing chaos describes some of the severe intercepts these cars went through. Video on SWS You Tube channel show what we tested in 2009 and 2010. We have noted that the low center of wieght distribution and base ground effects minimized the movement of a small vehicle in an extreme severe weather situation.
FOR 2013- IN APR, OVER 8500 MILES LOGGED TESTING THE 2013 NISSAN SENTRA (VEHICLE TESTING CONTINUES)