NOAA and Saildrone Launch Hurricane-Tracking Drones #drone #droneday

Last Wednesday NOAA announced 2 Saildrones were launched into the Gulf of Mexico from Florida and Texas. The drones will collect temperature and momentum data to help researchers better understand and better predict rapid hurricane intensification.

Saildrones are equipped with a special “hurricane wing,” which looks like a hard sail, to withstand the extreme wind conditions encountered in storms as they gather data from the near-surface ocean and atmosphere in real-time. The data are used to improve our understanding and prediction of tropical cyclone intensity changes and advance our knowledge of the ocean-atmosphere interactions that fuel them.

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