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Drone development aims to fill severe weather prediction gap

 


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Researchers at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University are jointly developing drone technology to more accurately forecast the weather.

Phil Chilson, professor at the OU School of Meteorology, said the university has tried to use drones in meteorology since 2008, but their efforts advanced in 2015 with National Science Foundation funding, The Journal Record reported.

A "long-recognized lack of observation" in the bottom 2 miles (3 kilometers) of the atmosphere hinders storm forecasting, Chilson said.

While existing radar can correctly show what is hap...



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