August 24, 2017
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With forecast models now predicting Tropical Storm Harvey to strengthen into a significant hurricane, Texas Tech researchers are now near Corpus Christi awaiting the storm’s arrival. The team will deploy more than a dozen portable weather stations, called StickNets, to measure wind, temperature, pressure and more as Harvey comes ashore. The data will then be used to improve wind field modeling in the future.
The Texas Tech Hurricane Research Team has been deploying instruments in the path of tropical storms since the late 1990s, and has collected valuable data from more than two dozen storms since then.
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