Texas Tech University

Drones to search supercell storms for tornado triggers

McCook Gazette

March 25, 2019

The most ambitious drone-based investigation of severe storms ever to be conducted will be launched in coming weeks by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and three partner institutions — Texas Tech University, the University of Colorado Boulder, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Severe Storms Laboratory.

More than 50 scientists and students are making final preparations for the May 15 start. Fieldwork for the project will continue until June 16 and will cover a 367,000-square-mile area of the Great Plains from North Dakota to Texas, Iowa to Wyoming and Colorado.

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