U.S. Air Force special forces entered Hurricane Lee, which rapidly gained strength.
According to Space.com, an American aerospace media outlet, on the 10th (local time), on the 7th, the US Air Force’s ‘Hurricane Hunters’ ( 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron) released a video taken after entering the center of Hurricane Lee.
‘Lee’ is a hurricane that quickly grew from Category 1 to Category 5, the highest rating, in just 24 hours last week. Currently, its power has weakened somewhat to level 3,토토사이트 but it is still classified as a major hurricane (level 3 or higher). ‘Lee’, which is churning the Atlantic Ocean, is causing waves as high as 5 meters in the nearby sea.
As Hurricane Hunter enters the center of Hurricane Lee hovering over the Atlantic Ocean, lightning so powerful that it is hard to open your eyes flashes everywhere. A thick wall of clouds forms around it.
The ‘Hurricane Hunters’, which entered the center of this dangerous storm, are the world’s only weather reconnaissance operation unit. The aircraft used by Hurricane Hunters for operations is the WC-130J Hercules, designed for weather observation. Observe the weather by infiltrating tropical storms, hurricanes, and winter storms.
This aircraft is equipped with various weather reconnaissance equipment. An aerial reconnaissance meteorologist who supervises flights in a storm uses various equipment to determine the center of the storm, determines pressure, temperature, dew point, and wind speed, and sends this information to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.
There is also state-of-the-art equipment underneath the aircraft to measure surface winds and rainfall speeds, and a GPS dropsonde system is also installed. A drop sonde is a cylindrical device with a diameter of 3.5 inches (8.89 cm) that can be dropped into the eye and eye wall of a hurricane when necessary to directly measure surface pressure. According to the 403rd Wing, five people are on board, including the pilot and co-pilot, a navigator, an air reconnaissance weather officer, and a weather reconnaissance loadmaster. On average, they fly 3,500 miles for 11 hours per flight.