Beating the Radar

October 2009
Science Teacher;Oct2009, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p19
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center which reveals the potential of satellite observation of cloud temperature to accurately predict severe thunderstorms up to 45 minutes earlier than relying on traditional radar alone. A scheme designed at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) to measure temperature changes in tops of clouds to improve forecast times for rapidly growing storms is also cited.


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