The Doppler On Wheels 7 mobile radar deployed at a GRAINEX site near Dwight, Nebraska. Credit: Maiana Hanshaw, CSWR
The Doppler On Wheels 7 mobile radar deployed at a GRAINEX site near Dwight, Neb.

N&H TOPLINE: Does irrigation affect precipitation in Great Plains?

GRAINEX field campaign underway to determine link among agriculture, irrigation and cloud formation. ALSO: Colorado State models wildfire behavior.

Agricultural irrigation is used to help meet the growing demand for food, but it can also add significant amounts of water to the land surface and alter regional land use and land cover, according to an announcement from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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