Scientists managed to record a video clip of wave formation inside a Category 4 hurricane, thanks to robot Floating, a first of its kind.
The robot battled Hurricane Sam in the Atlantic Ocean, with waves 15 meters high and speeds of over 190 kilometers per hour.
The images showed a dark sky and waves powerfully spewing this orange windsurf-like object developed by the company Sail Drone.
In addition, the developer revealed that this “floating drone” transmits its data directly to the United States Oceanic and Atmospheric Surveillance Agency (NOAA).
This innovation aims to help understand scientific pathways during extreme weather events in order to better predict their occurrence and urbanization.
In turn, Sail Drone founder and CEO Richard Jenkins said in a statement that the robot “goes where no research vehicle has dared to go before, navigating the eye of a hurricane, by collecting data that will transform our understanding of these mighty storms. “
It is reported that the filming was done inside hurricanes in the past, but from the air, by airplanes, for example.