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Radar Refractivity: Using Science to Help Forecast Thunderstorms

A Catalyst article explaining how weather forecasts can help keep the public safe in extreme situations by providing advance warnings: for example, airline pilots rely on accurate information about the development of thunderstorms to help them decide which routes might be at risk from lightning or violent downbursts of air. Likewise, people on the ground need timely forecasts of such events as they are vulnerable to flash flooding and hail. This article describes how meteorologists measure the humidity of the atmosphere.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2009, Volume 20, Issue 1.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.

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