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Storm chasers were dedicated tornado researchers, colleagues say

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/03/2013

Devin Kelly

Three storm chasers killed by a tornado near Oklahoma City last week were not risk-takers or thrill-seekers, but experienced researchers dedicated to advancing the field of meteorology, family and colleagues said Sunday.
Tim Samaras, 54, was well-respected in the meteorological community and widely considered a leader in tornado research and data collection, experts said.
He died along with his 24-year-old son, Paul Samaras, and partner Carl Young, 45, while tracking an EF-3 tornado that struck the Oklahoma City suburb of El Reno on Friday evening. The three reportedly were trapped in their car when the twister turned toward them.
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"Storm chasers were dedicated tornado researchers, colleagues say", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2013. Consulté le 01/03/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/storm-chasers-were-dedicated-tornado-researchers-colleagues-say