Scientists Are Using Nuclear Weapons Surveillance Tech to ‘Hear’ Tornadoes

Technology developed to detect nuclear weapons detonations from afar might help meteorologists track tornadoes.

A team of scientists are hoping to enhance tornado detection with some help from an unlikely source — specialized microphones developed to assist governments in spotting illegal nuclear weapons tests.

Tornadoes are one of the most challenging extreme-weather events for forecasters to predict and warn against. Human eyeballs remain one of our primary tools for confirming these violent vortices, often too small to leave a clear, unequivocal signature on radar.

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