New ground radar less accurate in snowy weather, controllers say

01/25/2008 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Snowstorms decrease the accuracy of a new ground radar system designed to prevent runway collisions at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, a union representing air traffic controllers said. An FAA spokesman said the system actually does a better job than its predecessors of helping controllers track objects other than planes, such as snowplows, baggage carts and other vehicles.

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