Photos: Aircraft on weather patrol

Photos: Aircraft on weather patrol

Summary: Specially equipped low-flying commuter aircraft starred in a recent experiment designed to gather weather data.

TOPICS: Travel Tech

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  • TAMDAR device

    Installed on Mesaba Airlines' fleet of Saab 340 turbo-props, the TAMDAR instrument features a tiny sensor designed to gather weather information.

  • map of weekly flights

    Mesaba Airlines' weekly commuter flights. With TAMDAR on board these flights, the number of weather soundings in the lower atmosphere increased from approximately 140 soundings to more than 800 a week.

Topic: Travel Tech

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