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Falcon D-CMET in action



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Falcon D-CMET in action
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During this measurement campaign, the life cycle of a typhoon was documented over a period of almost two weeks by airborne observations for the first time. The researchers tracked the typhoon Sinlaku from the early stages in the tropics until it lost its strength again in the mid-latitudes.

One of the methods used by the researchers was to release measuring probes while flying over the typhoon. These probes were capable of measuring wind speed, water vapour, temperature and humidity directly inside the typhoon, transmitting the data in real time to all weather services via a satellite telephone connection.

Credit: DLR.