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Engineering Tornado Intercepts - Dr. Joshua Wurman Discusses Mobile Doppler Radars

Engineering Tornado Intercepts - Dr. Joshua Wurman Discusses Mobile Doppler Radars
By James Turner
December 15, 2008

If you've watched the Discovery Channel series "Storm Chasers", you will be familiar with Dr. Joshua Wurman and his Doppler on Wheels radar, which he uses to study tornadoes up close and personal every spring. We spent some time last week speaking to Dr. Wurman about what it takes, technologically, to operate a weather radar in 100 mile per hour winds in the middle of a lightening storm. We also talked about the value of this kind of research to both tornado and hurricane research, and how having a film crew around during missions affects the science.


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