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  More accurate rain forecasts on their way

Photo of article The lack of comprehensive high-quality data makes it difficult for weather models to provide accurate predictions for rainfall. This can result in great damage or even loss of life if severe weather warnings are delivered late or not at all. This is particularly true for upland areas. So in order to get a handle on the problem, the Delft University of Technology has decided to participate in a major international experiment in the Black Forest, Germany, which will help scientists to better understand the causes of rain. Running from 1 June to 1 September 2007, the experiment is using an airship and other aircraft, as well as ground-based observations.

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Published: 21 June 2007

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