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Inside the Doppler On Wheels mobile radar truck

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Inside one of the The Center for Severe Weather Research's Doppler on Wheels trucks.

Doppler on Wheels Truck
Doppler on Wheels Truck

This big blue beast was parked just outside The Verge trailer at CES 2012, and is part of the three-truck Doppler on Wheels mobile radar network operated by The Center for Severe Weather Research. Each truck has (obviously) a rear-mounted radar dish that feeds real-time atmospheric data into the cab; supplementing the radar information, the CSWR team also uses ground-based tornado pods. The combined data help scientists understand the origin and structure of tornadoes, and the fleet's also deployed to study hurricanes. Go inside with our video tour below.