University of North Dakota to study UAVs in Tropical Storms

The Atmospheric Sciences department of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks has received a $75,000 grant to study how unmanned aerial vehicles do in tropical systems (hurricanes, typhoons, etc…).  They will be doing computer modeling for the study, I would expect future studies involve UAVs the size of the GlobalHawk which the US Government and military uses to do actual flights in the future.

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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