Researchers use the mobile radar to be able to detect, and record, changes in weather which could lead to the formation of a tornado. Their 15,000 pound armored truck is designed to be driven into the path of a twister, and record data from inside of the funnel. Tornado experts say the technology is helping save lives when a tornado touches down, but there is still a lot that needs to be learned.
"We now have fairly accurate warnings. We have lead time on the warnings, people can get some shelter, but our warnings aren't as accurate as they need to be and we still occasionally miss tornados," says Don Burgess, Research Scientist, University of Oklahoma.
The research team will have their equipment on hand, and they are showing a movie at the Billinglsey Student Center on the campus of MSSU tonight at 7.