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Final Wednesday NOAA introduced 2 Saildrones have been launched into the Gulf of Mexico from Florida and Texas. The drones will acquire temperature and momentum knowledge to assist researchers higher perceive and higher predict fast hurricane intensification.

Saildrones are outfitted with a particular “hurricane wing,” which seems to be like a tough sail, to resist the intense wind situations encountered in storms as they collect knowledge from the near-surface ocean and ambiance in real-time. The info are used to enhance our understanding and prediction of tropical cyclone depth modifications and advance our data of the ocean-atmosphere interactions that gasoline them.

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