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'Flying weather stations' could improve forecasts

'Flying weather stations' could improve forecasts

作者:贺兰箬  时间:2019-03-01 01:07:09  人气:

THE accuracy of weather forecasts is severely limited by a lack of information on the weather in more remote areas such as the deserts, polar regions and over the oceans. In a recently filed patent, however, Boeing suggests a way to provide the missing data: equip as many commercial and military aircraft as possible with advanced weather radar to measure the wind speed and direction as they fly the world’s air lanes (www.tinyurl.com/2frtnc). The measurements would then be beamed back to a central computer – like Japan’s weather modelling supercomputer,