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MIT Developing a Better Flight Plan for Weather Forecasting
December 11, 2008
At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, planning for bad weather involves far more than remembering an umbrella. Researchers in the department of aeronautics and astronautics are trying to improve weather forecasting using robotic aircraft and advanced flight plans that consider millions of variables.
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