A feature story in the June 13 Boston Globe looks at the new radar system being developed to track tornadoes and other severe weather by the $43 million, 10-year-old Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA). CASA involves UMass Amherst and public universities in Colorado, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and Delaware, along with the National Weather Service, Raytheon Co., ITT Corp. and other specialty manufacturers. The radar being developed allows observers to see tornadoes much closer to ground than existing technology can track and in much greater detail, says David McLaughlin, project director. Others interviewed include College of Engineering Dean Ted Djaferis and CASA’s Michael Zink, Brenda Phillips, and Apoorva Bajaj. Link to story: Globe.