The term 'TILTTING' stands for Thermodynamic Investigation of LCL Thresholds during Tornado-genesis and its Influence in the Northeast and Great Plains
Tornadoes are responsible for a high percentage of weather-related deaths and injuries in the United States each year, despite the fact that warning lead times have significantly improved in recent years. A large part of this is due to remaining forecasting challenges involving tornadoes, including their inception (referred to as "tornadogenesis"), track, and intensity. We will investigate differences in cloud base height at tornadogenesis between the Great Plains and the Northeast. To accomplish this, we will utilize a full array of meteorological instrumentation to collect atmospheric data in environments conducive to supercell development.
The purpose of this research project is to better understand why tornadoes only develop in specific environments and under certain circumstances. Because tornadogenesis research in the Northeast is sparse, our data collection and analyses will help fill these knowledge gaps and improve tornado warning lead times.
For more information on this project, please contact Shane Martrich at email@example.com, or Ryan Argenti at firstname.lastname@example.org
What will my donation fund?
To accomplish the goals of our project, money for the following items will be needed, along with food and travel expenses. Some of the items within our budget include but are not limited to equipment such as:
Power Converter $52
Kestrel 5200 $339
Midland W.T. $200
R.M. Young 05108 $4,854
DJI Phantom 4 $1,600
TILTTING-23 Drone $5,200
TILTTING-23 Probes $1,500
TOTAL RESEARCH BUDGET: $34,000
The TILTTING-23 probe that will be sent into a tornado