UW gets grant for research aircraft

2013-11-24T10:37:00Z 2013-11-24T23:58:04Z UW gets grant for research aircraftThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 24, 2013 10:37 am  • 

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming's King Air research aircraft will benefit from a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

The grant will allow expanded weather forecasting and research capabilities by the aircraft through the use of advanced remote-sensing technology.

The grant was awarded to Zhien Wang, a professor in the UW Department of Atmospheric Science, and Perry Wechsler, a UW senior research scientist and chief engineer of the King Air.

Wang says the new technology on the airplane will be useful in studies into improving climate simulations and the capability to forecast weather and air quality.

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