out with the STEPS Project...
on the trail of supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes!
For the past month, teams of researchers from NOAA's National Severe Storms Lab. (site of the live uplink during the second LIVE FROM THE STORM program) and the National Weather Service have been working with scientific stormchasers from universities and other government agencies on STEPS--the "Severe Thunderstorm Electrification and Precipitation Studies" field program. They've roamed the Colorado-Kansas border and the High Plains in search of the awesome storms known as "supercells," some of which--in a process still not well understood--spawn tornadoes.
For 10 days P2K videographer Brian Igelman rode--literally--with them, as they put hundreds of miles on the odometers of their specially equipped vehicles in an attempt to get up close to some of nature's most impressive clouds. Now you can see some of what they saw--thanks to our partners at IBM, Avid Technologies and Yahoo! Broadcast, who have supported P2K with brand-new editing and streaming software, which allows producers like P2K to edit late-breaking video quickly and easily on the road, in hotel rooms and on the fly, and immediately stream it via the Internet.
Find out more about the STEPS Project
See and hear from the STEPS researchers
Coming soon, additional comments from some of the STEPS researchers explaining what you're seeing!
|This experiment in fast-turnaround video streaming from a scientific field experiment has been made possible by the generous support of IBM, Avid Technologies and Yahoo! Broadcast in hardware, software and consulting, as well as the cooperation of the NOAA/NSF "STEPS" project. P2K thanks all participants for their assistance!|