New tornado detector deployed by NOAA


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National Weather Service facilities at 20 sites along America's ‘tornado alley’ will test a new and significantly improved electronic tornado detector developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The compact instrument (approximately the size of a typewriter) and its 4-antenna array constitute the latest model of a device that has been evolving since 1971 in the Wave Propagation Laboratory, one of NOAA's Environmental Research Laboratories in Boulder, Colorado. Cost of the new units is about $2000 each (about $1000 in parts).