Monday, December 11, 2006


I forgot to mention that on the way to Worldview Weekend last month, I passed this funky tank-looking thing, just cruising down the highway. It was preceded & followed by trucks with weather-y stuff on the backs, so I figured they were storm chasers. The picture I took with my camera phone was rather crappy, so I'll not post it. I finally remembered to look it up today. It was this here thing-a-ma-bob.
The TIV, or Tornado Intercept Vehicle

The TIV is essentially a large, mobile, armored tripod for an IMAX camera. Its purpose is to allow filmmakers to record footage from very close to -- or even inside of -- a tornado.

The two trucks are the ones I saw with it.

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