Early Tornado Warnings Using Drones

///Early Tornado Warnings Using Drones

Early Tornado Warnings Using Drones

Even if you’ve never experienced a tornado first hand, I’m sure you can picture the damage they cause. Now, imagine the value of each minute, even second, of early warning time.

Recently CBS News asked “Could drones increase warning time for tornadoes?”

Tornado survivors often describe how the powerful storms seemingly come out of nowhere. While advances have been made in detecting tornadoes, forecasters are still unable to predict exactly when and where a twister will touch down. Researchers at four universities are now working to increase the warning time by using drones.

Could drones increase warning time for tornadoes?

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Image Credit: El Reno EF-5 Tornado, Daniel Rodriguez May 31, 2013
By |2017-08-31T15:23:29+00:00June 26th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones|Comments Off on Early Tornado Warnings Using Drones

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Sam Estrin
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