New Technology Helps Gather Critical Hurricane Intensity Data | NBC Nightly News


CAN PREDICT A STORM’S INTENSITY MORE ACCURATELY THAN EVER INTENSITY MORE ACCURATELY THAN EVER THANKS TO HIGH-TECH ACCURATELY THAN EVER THANKS TO HIGH-TECH ADVANCES. THANKS TO HIGH-TECH ADVANCES. KERRY SANDERS HAS AN ADVANCES. KERRY SANDERS HAS AN UP CLOSE LOOK. KERRY SANDERS HAS AN UP CLOSE LOOK.>>Reporter: BEHIND UP CLOSE LOOK.>>Reporter: BEHIND THE SCENES SCIENTISTS>>Reporter: BEHIND THE SCENES SCIENTISTS CRUNCHING THE RAW DATA THE SCENES SCIENTISTS CRUNCHING THE RAW DATA THAT HURRICANE HUNTERS CRUNCHING THE RAW DATA THAT HURRICANE HUNTERS HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE THAT HURRICANE HUNTERS HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO FULLY CAPTURE USING HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO FULLY CAPTURE USING STATE OF THE ART TO FULLY CAPTURE USING STATE OF THE ART GLIDERS USED BY THE STATE OF THE ART GLIDERS USED BY THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND GLIDERS USED BY THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION. ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION. DIVING DEEP INTO THE ADMINISTRATION. DIVING DEEP INTO THE VIOLENT OCEAN WATERS DIVING DEEP INTO THE VIOLENT OCEAN WATERS SURFACING, THEN VIOLENT OCEAN WATERS SURFACING, THEN TRANSMITTING BACK SURFACING, THEN TRANSMITTING BACK CRITICAL DATA, REAL TRANSMITTING BACK CRITICAL DATA, REAL TIME WATER CRITICAL DATA, REAL TIME WATER TEMPERATURES DOWN TO TIME WATER TEMPERATURES DOWN TO TO A HALF MILE DEEP TEMPERATURES DOWN TO TO A HALF MILE DEEP AND WATER DENSITY TO A HALF MILE DEEP AND WATER DENSITY DETERMINED BY SALT AND WATER DENSITY DETERMINED BY SALT LEVELS, BOTH KEY TO DETERMINED BY SALT LEVELS, BOTH KEY TO DETERMINING A LEVELS, BOTH KEY TO DETERMINING A HURRICANE’S INTENSITY. DETERMINING A HURRICANE’S INTENSITY.>>I TELL PEOPLE IT’S HURRICANE’S INTENSITY.>>I TELL PEOPLE IT’S LIKE USING A ROTARY>>I TELL PEOPLE IT’S LIKE USING A ROTARY PHONE YOUR WHOLE LIFE LIKE USING A ROTARY PHONE YOUR WHOLE LIFE AND THEN SOMEONE HANDS PHONE YOUR WHOLE LIFE AND THEN SOMEONE HANDS YOU AN iPHONE. AND THEN SOMEONE HANDS YOU AN iPHONE.>>Reporter: DORIAN’S YOU AN iPHONE.>>Reporter: DORIAN’S FUEL IS HEAT IN THE>>Reporter: DORIAN’S FUEL IS HEAT IN THE WARM OCEAN. FUEL IS HEAT IN THE WARM OCEAN. WITH THE CONDITIONS WARM OCEAN. WITH THE CONDITIONS DEVELOPING OUT THERE, WITH THE CONDITIONS DEVELOPING OUT THERE, WHAT ARE THE GLIDERS DEVELOPING OUT THERE, WHAT ARE THE GLIDERS TELLING YOU? WHAT ARE THE GLIDERS TELLING YOU?>>THE GLIDERS ARE KEY TELLING YOU?>>THE GLIDERS ARE KEY TO LET US KNOW WHAT>>THE GLIDERS ARE KEY TO LET US KNOW WHAT THE OCEAN CONDITIONS TO LET US KNOW WHAT THE OCEAN CONDITIONS ARE AHEAD OF THE THE OCEAN CONDITIONS ARE AHEAD OF THE STORM. ARE AHEAD OF THE STORM.>>Reporter: THIS STORM.>>Reporter: THIS TECHNOLOGY FIRST>>Reporter: THIS TECHNOLOGY FIRST DEVELOPED BY THE U.S. TECHNOLOGY FIRST DEVELOPED BY THE U.S. NAVY, ABLE TO STAY AT DEVELOPED BY THE U.S. NAVY, ABLE TO STAY AT SEA FOR UP TO 8 MONTHS NAVY, ABLE TO STAY AT SEA FOR UP TO 8 MONTHS SWIMMING LIKE A FISH SEA FOR UP TO 8 MONTHS SWIMMING LIKE A FISH USING GRAVITY TO DIVE. SWIMMING LIKE A FISH USING GRAVITY TO DIVE. SO, YOU DON’T HAVE A USING GRAVITY TO DIVE. SO, YOU DON’T HAVE A PROPELLER? SO, YOU DON’T HAVE A PROPELLER?>>THERE’S NO PROPELLER?>>THERE’S NO PROPELLER.>>THERE’S NO PROPELLER.>>Reporter: WITH 25 PROPELLER.>>Reporter: WITH 25 OF THESE GLIDERS>>Reporter: WITH 25 OF THESE GLIDERS DEPLOYED, THE GOAL IS OF THESE GLIDERS DEPLOYED, THE GOAL IS TO HAVE UPWARDS OF 100 DEPLOYED, THE GOAL IS TO HAVE UPWARDS OF 100 OUT COLLECTING DATA, TO HAVE UPWARDS OF 100 OUT COLLECTING DATA, NEAR INSTANTANEOUS OUT COLLECTING DATA, NEAR INSTANTANEOUS INFORMATION THAT COULD NEAR INSTANTANEOUS INFORMATION THAT COULD SAVE MORE LIVES. INFORMATION THAT COULD SAVE MORE LIVES. GLIDERS CAPABLE IN SAVE MORE LIVES. GLIDERS CAPABLE IN 40-FOOT SEAS, A GAME GLIDERS CAPABLE IN 40-FOOT SEAS, A GAME CHANGER FOR 40-FOOT SEAS, A GAME CHANGER FOR SCIENTISTS. CHANGER FOR SCIENTISTS.>>IT’S GOING TO GET SCIENTISTS.>>IT’S GOING TO GET BIGGER.>>IT’S GOING TO GET BIGGER.>>Reporter: PROVIDING BIGGER.>>Reporter: PROVIDING CRITICAL INFORMATION,>>Reporter: PROVIDING CRITICAL INFORMATION, HELPING DETERMINE

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