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New airborne GPS technology for weather conditions takes flight
March 17, 2014
A new technique, led by a researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, stands to improve weather models and hurricane forecasting by detecting precise conditions in the atmosphere through a new GPS system aboard airplanes. The first demonstration of the technique is pushing the project's leaders toward a goal of broadly implementing the technology in the near future on commercial aircraft.
University of California, San Diego
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