langue fr Raytheon Company - 12/09/2020

Radar Reimagined: The Scientists Behind the Search

Atmospheric science students studying at Purdue University spent a week in tornado alley chasing storms with a video crew there to capture the moment. The students gained real-world experience in severe weather prediction, observation, and measurement. Dr. Robin Tanamachi, assistant professor at Purdue University used Skyler instead of the typical Doppler radar for this class. With Skyler, data refreshes every 30 seconds. This faster speed produces 10x more data about the atmosphere moments before a tornado forms. Skyler technology features a 3-D scanning, dual-polarization radar pencil beam that provides localized high-resolution weather data. Skyler could revolutionize tornado prediction, leading to radically improved extreme weather watches and warnings. Learn more at