Our (slightly doomed) flight to an atmospheric river

From Verge Science.

Atmospheric rivers are important but poorly understood weather phenomena that supply the West Coast with up to 50% of its annual precipitation. In an effort to understand them better, scientists have partnered with the Air Force to fly directly into these weather systems and study them. Verge Science collaborated with CalMatters to hitch a ride on a recent flight. It didn’t go as planned.

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