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Ocean mapping by Saildrones could lead to better forecasts of storm surges

Ocean mapping by Saildrones could lead to better forecasts of storm surges

Saildrones are autonomous vehicles working in the ocean off the coast of Florida. They help us understand climate change, hurricanes and forecasts. Much of the destruction caused by hurricanes comes from storm surge, but it’s hard to predict. come up with better information about the ocean floor. Hurricane winds aren’t the only thing that influences …

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Hurricane Ian left behind mountains of debris.  Cleaning it up will take months.

Hurricane Ian left behind mountains of debris. Cleaning it up will take months.

Comment this story Comment Nearly two months after Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida’s southwest coast, destroying thousands of homes and killing more than 100, state and local governments are grappling with what to do with a staggering amount storm debris. There are mountains of trash at dozens of temporary sites across the state, filled with …

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