02 June 2013

Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras, and Carl Young RIP

This is a loss to tornado chasers community and to the atmospheric science.

Here is a eulogy for the three from Weather Channel:

And here Tim explaining some of what he was doing for so many years:

Good men, all three.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

These fellows seem to have had at least a claim to scientific value in what they did, though the ones I have met are mainly thrill seekers. But even the thrill seekers really risk no one but themselves.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Unlike many of the so-called storm chasers, these 3 men actually chased storms for scientific reasons. To gather information on tornadoes in the hope of understanding them better, designing better shelters and saving lives.

They will be missed.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I would say Samaras did quite a lot for study of tornadoes, placing all kinds of new equipment where no one dared before him.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yes indeed.