Tornadoes are becoming more common in the Southeastern U.S., highlighting the need for better preparedness. The University of Alabama in Huntsville’s SWIRLL is at the forefront of this effort with MAPNet, a Mobile Atmospheric Profiling Network generously funded by the NSF.
MAPNet consists of four deployable platforms and a dedicated team ready for swift research action. Their mission? To better understand severe storms in the Southeast. Currently, they are actively participating in PERiLS, the most extensive storm campaign in the Southeast, aiming to improve tornado prediction during Quasi-Linear Convective Systems (QLCSs).
What’s the game-changer here? Radiometrics’ remote sensing systems. Compact, low-power, and highly reliable, they provide real-time atmospheric data, advancing our comprehension of these dynamic storms.
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