Storm chasers killed in pursuit of tornado

Discussion in 'General Science' started by nsaspook, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. nsaspook

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    One more reminder about the number of people killed in traffic accidents vs violent weather.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/28/us/storm-chasers-fatal-crash-texas/index.html
     
  2. Glenn Holland

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    There are too many amateur storm chasers on the road and they're creating a hazard for other drivers.

    There was also a recent incident with 10 "volcano peepers" getting hit with explosive debris at Mount Etna in Italy. If you try to play with Nature, it will always win!!!
     
  3. nsaspook

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4361936/Video-moments-storm-chasers-killed-crash.html


    Chasers kills Chaser in this case.
     
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    Darwin won this one.
     
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  5. cmartinez

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    Is there actually a point to storm chasing? ... my question is sincere ... the city where I live has never, ever experienced a tornado (though we've had our fair share of hurricanes) and I wonder if those "professional" storm chasers contribute valuable scientific insights or not ... Or do they do this sort of thing just for adventure, or to sell their videos and photographs to the news media?
     
  6. nsaspook

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    It seems to be mainly weather porn for some like the guys that were killed in this story but some were doing it for science like Tim Samaras who was killed a few years ago by a tornado.



    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tornado-chasers-words-die-article-1.1363087

     
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