Pushing Boundaries

Doppler On Wheels

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A while back we looked at Doppler RADAR and its importance to weather prediction. What about when you need the miracle of Christian Doppler’s discovery in a storm that may or may not cross a fixed Doppler RADAR installation? Enter Center for Severe Weather Research’s Doppler on Wheels (DOW) trucks.

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Technostalgia

Picturing the Weather

Last night as Snowmageddon 2011 approached the greater Detroit area, Mrs. engineerd and I were glued to the TV watching the multicolored images of snow approaching our humble abode. Well, the good news is we survived. In fact, the snowfall total was less than predicted. However, hours of entertainment were ours courtesy of Doppler RADAR. Continue reading Picturing the Weather

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