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Squawks & HeadlinesSouthwest Airlines planes now gathering weather data as they fly

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Southwest Airlines planes now gathering weather data as they fly

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Every 12 hours, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launches weather balloons from approximately 70 locations across the US. While these do provide valuable data, a lot can change between those intervals and those locations. That's why a new project is taking advantage of something that's already going up in the sky on a much more frequent basis and in a higher number of locations – Southwest Airlines jets. (www.gizmag.com) More...

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