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October 20, 2014

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New BIOS Glider Provides Rare Underwater Perspective During Hurricane

Undersea glider “Anna” headed offshore Bermuda during Hurricane Gonzalo this week and straight into storm-swept seas, offering BIOS researchers a rare opportunity to measure what happens under the surface during a powerful storm. Anna’s recorded data showed cooling temperatures in the upper ocean, the development of strong currents, and water mixing as winds strengthened—information that will help researchers improve the accuracy of climate- and hurricane-forecasting models.

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