Thursday, May 28, 2009

Caves, Storms, and Skew-Ts

* Quite an eventful day for the TIG group today. It started by visiting the Carlsbad Caverns just south of Carlsbad, NM. Most of us chose to take the natural entrance which is a nice workout down a steep slope into the cave. I highly recommend stopping here if you are ever in the area!

* After that, we messed around with a storm showing a little rotation. It was a gorgeous storm over the Guadalupe Mountains and brought some nickel sized hail with it. We followed those storms into extreme western Texas before heading back to Roswell

* Our night was finished with pizza and a wonderful exercise plotting a sounding on a Skew T diagram thanks to Dr. Brown. Hand plotting allows students to become a little more intimate with the data and helps to cement the information in their head when reading these charts on computers in the future. Pictures of the day below!

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