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Weather radar network to track bird migration at night


June 30, 2015

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Using the nation's weather radar network, two University of Oklahoma doctoral students have developed a technique for forecasting something other than the weather: The orientation behavior of birds as they migrate through the atmosphere at night. The students have discovered a way to use the latest dual-polarization radar upgrade to measure broad-scale flight orientation of nocturnal migrant birds. Photo by David W. Inouye, Department of Biology, University of MarylandFull Story

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