Published: June 18, 2018 By ,
Danny Liebert - Lightning 2018

This summer, IRISS traveled through the mid-west area (Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and back to Colorado) to continue Project Storm research. This particular deployment was a cooperative effort between CU-Boulder, the UN-Lincoln, and Texas Tech in June 2018 to test the collection of in situ data in and around supercell thunderstorms using autonomous UAS. The team focused on sampling the forward flank downdraft region and testing new Lagrangian drifters (picture captured by Danny Liebert)

The Daily Camera staff writer, Cassa Niedringhaus connected with CU's faculty member Dr. Frew and graduate student Christopher Brown to help highlight the second team summer deployments... 

"As a supercell thunderstorm loomed, Eric Frew drove one of the vehicles in a three-vehicle convoy straight toward it.

When Frew, a University of Colorado associate professor, references "good" weather, he's talking about the roiling clouds that spit hail and spawn tornadoes, not sunny skies.

An unmanned aircraft, or drone, flew above the convoy and through dark skies to collect data from the storm..."

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