Hurricane Hunters

Hurricane Hunters

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Credit: CHRIS SATTLBERGER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hurricane Hunters. Interior of the Hercules plane flown by the US Air Force Hurricane Hunters team. It is equipped with instruments, such as a drop- sonde (grey tube, lower right), to measure meteorological parameters, for example wind speed, and humidity. Each crew takes a twelve-hour flight gathering data from the storm, twice passing through its eye. These data are then relayed to base, where computer models help predict the storm's future direction. These models have an accuracy of 70%, which allows authorities to implement damage limitation procedures. This flight flew through Hurricane Floyd, which caused 57 deaths and 1.3 billion US dollars of damage.

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