GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.

X

An aerial drone flies toward a supercell storm. CU Boulder is one of a team of universities taking part in Project TORUS (Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells) this spring and summer. From May 13 to June 16, project scientists and engineers will hit the road to explore how severe weather events form and evolve over the Central Plains—with the goal of designing better storm alerts. On May 2, 2019 the CU Boulder team will test out the drone equipment it will use during that campaign from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Table Mountain Test Facility.
PUBLISHED: | UPDATED:

People nearby Table Mountain north of Boulder midday Thursday might spot drones in the air, which are being demonstrated in preparation for a field project in which the drones will fly into the face of tornadoes across several western states.

The University of Colorado Boulder is one of a team of universities taking part in Project TORUS (Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells) this spring and summer. From May 13 to June 16, project scientists and engineers will be in the field exploring how severe weather events form and evolve over the Central Plains — with the goal of designing better storm alerts.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Table Mountain Test Facility, the CU Boulder Integrated Remote and In Situ Sensing team will test the drone equipment it will use during that campaign.

blog comments powered by Disqus