National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce


These autonomous sailing drones help researchers forecast extreme weather

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. 


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