Each spring from mid-May to mid-June, the Virginia Tech Geography Department conducts a field course in severe weather forecasting on location in the Great Plains. This 3-credit course teaches students forecasting methods used in the prediction of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Students are intrinsically involved in forecasting and navigation through unfamiliar territory in an attempt to intercept severe/tornadic thunderstorms, and collect data in the near-storm environment as a part of a mobile mesonet. (GEOG 3524). For information, contact Dave Carroll in the Department of Geography (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The Countdown Begins!
- Preparations for the 2015 chase
- Welcome 2015 Field Crew Members!
- 2015 Virginia Tech Severe Storms Field Course
- Looking back at 2014 Hokie Storm Chase
- Back home
- Tripleheader on Memorial day
- Patience, persistence pay off in SE New Mexico
- Lightning, flooding can be big hazards in storm chasing
- Catching a monster … then having it chase us …