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Can Radio Telescopes Be Used in Meteorology?

22 Jun 2014, 15:18 UTC
Can Radio Telescopes Be Used in Meteorology?
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Question: Hi! Can radio telescopes have some applications in meteorology, for example in prediction of weather conditions or natural disasters caused by meteorological changes in earth? – Mehdi
Answer: Yes. In fact, the weather maps that you see on the news or online are at least partly derived from radar measurements made with radio telescopes operating at a wavelength of 1 to 10 cm.
Jeff Mangum

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