Southwest’s New Airplane Climate Sensors Could Revolutionize Weather Forecasting

December 17, 2013 by  
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Southwest Airlines just unveiled plans to install climate sensors in its planes, essentially creating a new weather monitoring network in the air above our heads. So far 87 Boeing 737s have been equipped with Water Vapor Sensing Systems (WVSS-II) that keep track of humidity when the planes take off and land. The WVSS-II sensors will provide a flurry of new weather data, all of which will be collected in real-time. Read the rest of Southwest’s New Airplane Climate Sensors Could Revolutionize Weather Forecasting Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aeronautical Radio Incorporated , ARINC , Boeing 737 fitted with sensors , moisture in the atmosphere , NOAA , Southwest Airlines fit planes with sensors , Water Vapor Sensing Systems , weather predictions , WVSS-II        

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