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The largest and most ambitious tornado study in history, known as VORTEX2 (Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment 2), was conducted from May 10 to June 13, 2009, as dozens of scientists deployed radars and other ground-based instruments across the Great Plains to gain a better understanding of these often deadly weather events.
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