Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

This June 17, 2013 photo, made available courtesy Sean Waugh, NOAA, shows  graduate research assistant Kevin Rauhauser, with the University of Colorado's Res...Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.

Drones can penetrate parts of weather systems that other instruments can’t reach, and they can do it at less cost and with less danger than piloted planes, the scientists say.

The University of Colorado and University of Nebraska announced this week that they have formed the Unmanned Aircraft System and Severe Storms Research Group to develop the program.

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