A weather radar system to be installed soon atop Carlisle Hall promises faster, more precise information about severe weather and flash flooding that may save lives by giving people more time to take action.
The system is a joint venture of the Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
D.-J. Seo, an associate professor of civil engineering, is leading a research team that will help mine the data for important weather information that can be used in emergency management, development, and stormwater drainage planning.
“In severe weather, minutes can mean the difference between life and death,” Dr. Seo says. “The new system can see the small details in the atmosphere. You can tell what is happening very close to the ground every minute.”
Read more about the weather radar system.