Scientists with the University of Colorado Boulder were out at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Table Mountain Test Facility north of Boulder on Thursday, testing drone equipment they will be using this spring and summer in Project TORUS (Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells). CU Boulder is one of a team of universities taking part in the project, which will run May 13 to June 16, as project scientists and engineers take to the road to examine how severe weather events form and evolve over the Central Plains, with the goal of designing better storm alerts. Brian Argrow and Eric Frew, both of the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, are leading the CU Boulder contribution to that work. The overall project is led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and also includes Texas Tech University, the University of Oklahoma and the National Severe Storms Laboratory. It is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.