February 27, 2024

What does a hurricane look like from the inside? See photos by marine drone – 03/10/2021

NS Toxic Hurricane It is considered the strongest storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season until then. Last week, an autonomous marine drone was able to capture stunning images captured from inside the Category 4 storm.

company Saildrone, which works with the US government agency NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) To spot the storm, last Thursday he shared (30) videos he made a sailing plane explorer SD 1045. Check below:

The video shows waves rippling at different angles as seen by the marine drone. In a press release, the a sailing plane He said it was the first video collected by an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) from inside a major hurricane crossing the Atlantic. The statement added that the waves reached about 15 meters and the winds at the site exceeded 200 km / h.

Check below another video released by Saildrone, which in addition to photos taken by the marine drone, also shows its position relative to the eye of Hurricane Sam.

SD 1045 is part of a five-fleet fleet operating in the Atlantic during this hurricane season, gathering data to help improve storm forecasting. It is about seven meters long and runs on solar energy.