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Networked aerial robots for atmospheric sensing

According to the National Weather Service, 438 fatalities, close to
3000 injuries, and $11.2 billion in damages were incurred due to severe
weather in the United States in 2003. These losses could be
dramatically reduced with effective advanced prediction and warning
systems. Tornadoes are especially violent members of the severe storm family and thus the study of tornado formation and evolution is a
public safety necessity. There was an immediate improvement in tornado
warning capabilities with the introduction of Doppler radar. However,

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