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University of Nebraska to use drones in storm study


October 3, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska researchers plan to use drones and other equipment to conduct a study on tornadoes and thunderstorms that aims to improve weather forecasts.

The researchers are helping lead the study with more than 50 scientists and students from the University of Colorado, Texas Tech University and the University of Oklahoma.

Researchers will follow storms across the Central Plains, from Texas to North Dakota and Iowa to Wyoming, in 2019 and 2020. They will use drones, a manned aircraft, trucks with meteorological instruments, weather balloons and mobile-radar...

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