DroneBlog Asks, How Effective Are Drones for Weather Prediction #drone #droneday

Emily Folk talk drones and weather predictions for DroneBlog:

While the autonomous swarms of weather-sensing drones are still just an idea, some weather stations are already using drones in a limited capacity to gather atmospheric data.

For example, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began using drones in 2017 to collect weather data. In the scientists’ experiments, the drones were able to fly as high as 3,500 feet in the air. At that height, they were able to gather new information that will provide scientists with a better understanding of how the boundary layer works. This could potentially lead to more accurate forecasting models.

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