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Friday, September 23, 2011
Tiny Plane Tackles Big Storms
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) now has a tiny aircraft to help study hurricanes.
The aircraft is 3' long and weighs eight pounds. It will be dropped into the eye of hurricanes so it can fly to 100' of the ocean (far too low for humans to safely fly). The goal is to gather data that may help us improve hurricane intensity forecasting.