19 August 2013
Tornado chasers are working toward increasing safety by using UAVs equipped with sensors to track extreme weather. With the technology, warning times for tornadoes could be increased from a current average of 14 minutes to as much as one hour. The aircraft is reportedly ready for trial, but scientists are waiting on FAA integration policy. If new policies are put in place, these storm chasing UAVs could be widely operational in five years, allowing meteorologists to make more accurate tornado warnings. (Image Credit: University of Colorado)
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