K. Dewey, School of Natural Resources,
A group photo of 10 of the 12 UNL Meteorology students that went on the trip.
The meeting was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel on the Des Moines River in Des Moines, Iowa.
It was attended by 300 people with several large groups of students from such
universities such as Ball State, Valpariso University, California University of Pennsylvania;
Mankato State University and of course UNL.
The view of the city of Des Moines on a foggy and misty night
(March 27, 2003) from the front of the conference hotel.
Some of the Illustrations shown in the presentations
at the meeting.
All of the following digital images were photographed off the screen in the conference hall.
|The "HITPR" was designed to measure the environment INSIDE a tornado. It records data and video tapes the surroundings.||Here the HITPR is shown on the side of the road in the path of a tornado. Video was shown of the tornado in the distance passing directly over the unit.|
|Tim Marshall did a survey of the La Plata, MD tornado damage. The original rating of F-5 was reduced to F-1 and F-2.||It became apparent that the houses merely slid off their foundations with little damage surrounding the houses.|
|Some of the many video and still images of tornadoes shown at the meeting||Some of the many video and still images of tornadoes shown at the meeting|
|Some humor.||Some humor.|
|Many of the latest methods of forecasting severe weather events were discussed at the meeting.||Jim Leonard stands along side the screen showing one of the many tornadoes that he has photographed.|
|The role of evapotranspiration in the upper midwest was related to the occurrence of a severe weather event||An argument was made that increased plant supplied moisture to the atmosphere enhanced the storm's strength .|
|Doug, "Lightning Boy" Keisling videotapes Jeff Piotrowski and Bryan Karrick.||The attendance at the meeting was the highest ever in its 7 year history.|
|Ken Dewey and Jim Leonard visit with one of the "younger" presenters at the meeting.||The UNL meteorology students visit prior tot he start of one of the sessions.|
|Adam and Kelly, UNL meteorology majors||Another group of UNL meteorology majors|
|At the lunch banquet where of Paul Markowski of Penn State University gave a keynote address.||After lunch impromptu nap.|
|One of the storm chase media vehicles parked outside the convention center.||Brian Fuchs of the High Plains Climate Center at UNL gave a presentation on their new ACIS data mapping system.|
|UNL meteorology students work on a plotting exercise created by Dan McCarthy of the Storm Prediction Center.||UNL meteorology students work on a plotting exercise created by Dan McCarthy of the Storm Prediction Center.|
|Chad Kauffman, recent Ph.D. graduate of UNL and Brian Fuchs, recent Masters degree graduate of UNL visit with the UNL students.||In honor of the meteorology conference the bar in the Embassy Suites created the "Tornado" sandwich!|
|UNL students enjoy some relaxation time at lunch.||UNL students enjoy some relaxation time at lunch|
|At lunch on Saturday, Jeff Piotrowski, Doug Keisling, Kelly and Adam (UNL students in front of Ken Dewey) and Dan McCarthy.||Driving across Iowa back toward Nebraska, the sun's rays and clouds made an interesting sky scene.|
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