On the Radar
Aug 22, 2011Severe weather is something no Minnesotan is a stranger to, particularly after this summer of thunderstorms, tornadoes and heat waves.
Amy Daniels ’12, Little Falls, Minn., is completing research on weather radars this summer through her internship at the University of Virginia. Daniels is working with the center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) on one of its bigger projects.
The idea behind the project is to design radars that can detect severe weather quicker. The faster radars pick up severe weather, the faster communities can take steps to ensure safety.
“The most important thing I like about CASA is being a part of something that has the potential to save lives,” says Daniels, who is majoring in mathematics.
This internship has provided Daniels with research experience that gives her confidence to succeed at the graduate level.