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Slain storm chaser's work part of exhibit in Utah

Published June 3, 2013 3:09 pm

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The work of a storm chaser killed Friday in Oklahoma has a central role in an exhibit now on display at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

Tim Samaras filmed video and recorded sound shown on a 360-degree "tornado theater" in "Nature Unleashed," said museum spokeswoman Patti Carpenter. He also consulted on the project.

"It spells out how dangerous this work can be," said Becky Menlove, director for exhibits and programs. Museum staff added a panel to the exhibit Monday as a memorial.

The traveling exhibit was created by The Field Museum in Chicago and opened May 25 in Salt Lake City. Samaras, his son, Paul, and colleague Carl Young were killed when a tornado turned on them, The Associated Press reported.

Lindsay Whitehurst