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Storm-tracking truck stops at UGA

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 1:25pm

The skies were clear and calm above Athens on Monday, but that didn’t stop about two dozen University of Georgia students from learning a bit about tracking hurricanes and tornadoes.

Students in a weather processes class taught by UGA geography professor Marshall Shepherd gathered Monday afternoon around a huge truck rig idled in a UGA Intramural Fields parking lot.

On a platform behind the rig, a radar dish steadily rotated, beaming and receiving radar waves, scanning the skies above Athens for wind and rain.

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Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor, Director, Atmospheric Sciences Program

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