National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

These autonomous sailing drones help researchers forecast extreme weather

Wed, 04/25/2018
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Oceanic researchers are turning to autonomous sea drones to help them forecast extreme weather and understand the world's changing weather patterns. The 23-foot-long drones are made by Bay Area start-up Saildrone. Each Saildrone can be outfitted with a number of different sensors that it uses to gather and transmit real-time measurements on metrics including temperature, wind, humidity, solar radiation and weather patterns. References the TPOS Saildrone mission.