October 27, 2021

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A robot film waves from inside the hurricane

A robot film waves from inside the hurricane

(Washington) Scientists have been able to record video of waves breaking inside the first 4th Category 4 hurricane using a floating robot.


Craft encountered hurricane forces Sam, In the Atlantic Ocean, with waves up to 15 m high and winds of more than 190 km / h.

Images of a dark sky and waves violently swinging object – a kind of orange windsurf board developed by the Silderron Company.

This “floating drone” transmits its data directly to the US Agency for Ocean and Atmospheric Observation (NOAA).

The goal? Help to understand the physical processes at work, to better predict these extreme weather events, so be well prepared for them.

The robot “collects data that changes our perception of these powerful storms, without navigating the heart of the hurricane ”, according to a research. .

The interior of storms has been filmed in the past, but from the air, for example by airplanes.

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