Balloons 'bombard' North Alabama landfill to collect data, improve tornado warnings

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 16:42 in Earth & Climate

Three hot-air balloons dropped asphalt shingles, lumber, sticks, leaves and pine needles onto the Morgan County Landfill near here on Sunday so scientists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville could gather data needed to improve tornado warnings.

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