Monday, March 07, 2011

One of the interesting things about OK is the toys

the National Severe Storm Lab gets.
Navy ships originally used AEGIS phased array radar (called SPY-1) technology to protect naval battle groups from missile threats. Researchers believe the same technology has great potential for increasing lead-time for tornado warnings.

In 2000, the U.S. Navy agreed to loan a phased array antenna to NSSL and provided the $10,000,000 in funding to help build the National Weather Radar Testbed (NWRT).
Take a look at the imaging they can get with this setup; it'll look real nice on tv if you can ignore the weather weenie saying something like "Red alert, we're all gonna DIE if you don't get underground!"

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