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Smartphones may help better predict flash floods

Monday, October 29, 2018, 8:06 AM

Data from smartphones could be harnessed to forecast weather patterns that lead to flash floods and other natural disasters, according to a study. Smartphones measure raw data, such as atmospheric pressure, temperatures and humidity, to assess atmospheric conditions, said researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel. To understand how the smartphone sensors work, they placed four smartphones around TAU campus under controlled conditions.