June 9, 2017 Deployment
The deployment was in central North Dakota (near Towner). This is a visualization of data collected on June 9, 2017.
June 8, 2018 Deployment
The deployment was in southern South Dakota (near Norris). This is a visualization of data collected on June 8, 2018. Here is a video with deployment highlights. There are also videos of a time lapse from the CoMeT2 during the two flights and video from the tail of the TTwistor aircraft during the flights.
Media will be added when TORUS field operations commence.
In the news...
TORUS covers 9,000 miles across five states to collect storm data
Nebraska Today (8/23/2019)
Scientists Are Probing Tornadoes With Drones to Save Lives
Flying Into The Storm!
Model Airplane News (5/22/2019)
You might want to take cover if an armada of weird storm-chaser vehicles rolls into town
Omaha World-Herald (5/18/2019)
Targeted Observations by Radars and UAS of Supercells
UAS Vision (5/16/2019)
In the field...
Links to summaries of TORUS field operations will be posted here. TORUS deployments will begin in the spring of 2019.