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Video: NOAA testing unmanned aircraft to measure lower atmosphere

Technology has potential to improve short-term weather forecasts

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A few hours before storms formed in northern Oklahoma during the second week in May, three unmanned aircraft flew through the air hundreds of feet above the ground to observe important changes in the atmosphere that could spawn severe thunderstorms.

 

Research finds spike in dust storms in American Southwest driven by...

More dust storms may be contributing to dramatic rise in Valley fever in the Southwest

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People living in the American Southwest have experienced a dramatic increase in windblown dust storms in the last two decades, likely driven by large-scale changes in sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean drying the region’s soil, according to new NOAA-led research.

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