NOAA researchers directed a drone into Category 4 Hurricane Sam. Scientific American has more info:
It was the first time NOAA had successfully piloted a seagoing drone inside a hurricane. The agency hopes to use scientific data, collected by special sensors on the vehicle, to improve future hurricane models and forecasts.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better storm, a Category 4 hurricane,” said NOAA scientist Greg Foltz, a co-lead on the project, in an interview with E&E News.
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