Tornado Alley

After watching Storm Chasers last year, I knew one thing-my fear of tornadoes is justified. I have a great deal of respect for the people who chase the storms, all in an effort to video tape them, or set down sensing devices to hopefully learn more about them and increase warning times.

One of the teams followed was Sean Casey and his TIV (Tornado Intercept Vehicle). His efforts were to make an IMAX film about tornadoes and to be honest, I thought the guy was an ass. He is more than a little high strung and he treats his team members like idiots-which they definitely are not.

Today, the boys and I went over to MOSI and we watch the film that was created, Tornado Alley. It had many images like this one, which only increase my fear of the midwest as a place to live:
If you're going to see this film, be prepared, it's a little dizzying. I'm not sure how much of that was because we viewed it in an IMAX dome or because our seats reclined, but the kids experienced some degree of it. Some of it was definitely my Chiari, but some of it was the large format.

It presented far more about the DOW efforts to get inside those storms than the Discovery Channel program. Lets just say that their efforts are paying off.

Then, tonight, in the season premiere of Storm Chasers, Sean Casey is shooting more footage. This time, for a 3D movie.

I don't know if I can take that much realism. It may keep me out of the midwest completely during tornado season!


Kaoscapt said…
For those who don't know - the DOW is a large flatbed truck with a Doppler Radar mounted on it. Doppler On Wheels - DOW.

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