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Tornado research

Doppler on Wheels

"The Doppler On Wheels (DOW) Project has created two mobile Doppler weather radars mounted on trucks that have explored rare, short-lived and small scale phenomena, permitting the first ever mappings of tornado winds, hurricane wind streaks, and resolution of detailed tornado structure and evolution at scales well below 100 m." See the DOW page at the Center for Severe Weather Research for more of the technical specs.

Credit: NOAA/NSSL

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