How Does Using Dropsondes in Hurricanes Build Weather Ready Nations?

NOAA Aircraft Operations Center technician, Mr. Damon Sans Souci, preparing to launch an expendable into a storm from the WP-3D Orion Hurricane Hunter.
Weather & Environment

​Join Vaisala and the NOAA Hurricane Hunters to explore how dropsondes are used and their role in improving forecasts to build Weather Ready Nations. Topics covered include:

  • What is a dropsonde
  • How are dropsondes deployed
  • What data is collected from dropsondes in a hurricane
  • How does that data contribute to hurricane track and intensity forecasts
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Mr. Richard Henning

NOAA Hurricane Hunter