At forward operating bases throughout the country, that job had to be done manually, but reductions in staffing have made it harder to gather the data. Now, though, the Marines can rely on technology developed at the Scripps Oceanographic Institute called Expeditionary Meteorology System (XMET) to get the weather information they need.
CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman stopped by Scripps as part of Road Trip 2012 to learn about the system.
July 26, 2012 10:00 AM PDT
Photo by: U.S. Marine Corps
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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