UW-Madison Scientists Help Fly Global Hawk Drone Into Hermine, Other Hurricanes

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 03:41 in Earth & Climate

Late Wednesday night (Aug. 31), a shiny white aircraft with a wingspan of roughly 120 feet soared aloft from Wallops Island, Virginia. Following takeoff, the aircraft -- a high-altitude drone known as a Global Hawk -- flew patterns off the east coast of the U.S., tracing two big loops as it headed south toward Florida's west coast. Its destination: Tropical Storm Hermine in the Gulf of Mexico.

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