As the frequency of severe weather increases in the United States and around the world, researchers are trying to find new ways to predict weather conditions more effectively.
Working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, researchers are developing a program based on 3D, virtual technology to measure weather.
"Atmospheric data are naturally 3D," says Eric Lee of the University of Maryland. Clouds are not 2D, for example. "The wind is not only blowing east-west or from top to bottom," he said.
Mason Quick from the same university said, “Thanks to virtual technology, we organize the data in 3D as it is. We hope that this will make it easier to analyze the data. "
Eric Lee of the University of Maryland said, "Such a system will make weather forecast much easier for meteorologists and save lives by enabling quicker and better decisions in the face of a possible natural disaster or severe weather."