Glider’s work during hurricane reveals unique insights about storm dynamics

Deploying Glider from BIOS Boat

Three days before Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda in October, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) researchers launched their new glider Anna directly into the storm’s path for a rare look at hurricane dynamics below the sea surface.

During the storm, Anna — a six-foot-long, yellow glider that resembles an airplane — dived and climbed in the water column offshore Bermuda, sending data via satellite back to BIOS researchers who were monitoring Anna’s progress from the safety of their shore-based homes.

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