Studying hurricanes from within the storm -

Studying hurricanes from within the storm


Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features a look at how scientists are studying hurricanes from inside the storm.

In 2014, as Hurricane Edouard was gaining strength in the Atlantic Ocean, NASA launched the remotely-piloted Global Hawk aircraft to fly over the storm and measure moisture levels.

In areas where the clouds were to thick to measure, the aircraft dispatched smaller sensors called dropsondes, which fell through the storm and sent back key data on humidity, wind speed, and temperature.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA Goddard

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