Texas A&M Meteorology Students showcase technology

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Weather technology was on hand for the public to see outside Kyle Field Saturday.

The Texas A&M Department of Atmospheric Science as well as Geo-sciences hosted the event.

A Doppler on Wheels or DOW is being used by A&M students this summer to study thunderstorms and the weather. It does a complete scan of the atmosphere in only seven seconds.

"We have it on loan for the next couple of weeks to use with some of our summer programs. We have a summer program for local students," said Don Conlee, Ph.D., a Texas A&M Instructional Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

"We're going to be taking this in the local area so the Brazos Valley and the local area to scan some thunderstorms and convection And then next week we're going to take the truck down to Galveston," said Quinton Lawton, a Texas A&M Student.

The Doppler on Wheels is on loan from the National Science Foundation and the Center for Severe Weather Research.

Meteorologist Max Crawford was out in the KBTX Weather Edge meeting with guests.