The Severe Weather Research Vehicle (SWRV) continues testing of probe launcher multiple times in recent years. Shown below is the start of our severe weather research program. Terra "SWS search and rescue dog" was out on select severe weather events in 2017 to 2020.
In memory of Terra.. 2007 - 2021. she will be missed by so many.
On a training mission.. It was a winter wonderland in the Garden of the Gods area of Colorado Springs. The (SWRV) journeys into the wilderness to document an early winter cold front. The mission was to continue the intense training of the search and rescue canine. Terra (the search and rescue canine) has logged over 90,000 miles since 2009 in a multitude of severe weather events in the (SWRV). She has been directly under tornadic circulation, 100 feet of a touchdown, extreme lightning, large hail, and diverse weather conditions ranging from 10 degrees to over 120 degrees.
The SWS Canine, a Giant Schnauzer, is well rehearsed in retrieval of objects drawn to by scent in a multitude of terrain. Her training in this mission was in steep rocks with below freezing conditions.
(More pictures below of the Severe Weather Research Vehicle & the Canine in Action)
Colorado is a great place for altitude training... The best scenery all year round, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, skiing, and of course... STORM CHASING !!! The geographical setup of this area is second to none. This location offers our team some growing progress moving into future spring severe weather seasons in the Great Plains.
The "SWRV" vehicle is fully equipped with the latest electronics for "all" severe weather research.