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Published November 18, 2010, 10:15 PM

Weather Radar Inventor Speaks to UND Students

University of North Dakota storm chasers got a few tips from an expert.

University of North Dakota storm chasers got a few tips from an expert.

Research Meteorologist and Weather Radar Inventor Joshua Wurman spoke at UND.

He is the inventor of the first Doppler on Wheels. A mobile radar center also known as the DOW.

He is here to help with a project studying snow called, Student Nowcasting and Observation or 'SNOwD UNDER'.

It is giving UND and area public school students the chance to study snowfall patterns.

By collecting snow, they can look at snow bands and see which types produce the most snow.

"Having kids be able to participate in a real research project is a great education and working with state-of-the-art instrumentation. They're actually collecting snowfall data," said Wurman.

Wurman has also appeared in many television shows, including the Discovery Channel's series, "Storm Chasers".

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