Use of Drones for Weather Forecasting: A Comprehensive Guide

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The present age is an age of technology. And the drone is an integral part of technology. It plays a key role in weather forecasting. Nowadays, drones are used for aerial inspection and many other similar activities. It gives you a precise and more accurate prediction about the storms, wind speed, and rain. This ability of the drones plays a crucial role in lifesaving in severe weather condition. They collect accurate information about the weather and provide them to the scientist and the public. According to the scientists, drones can be used as a weather forecaster, in future.

But the drones have some limitations; it can’t fly in bad weather. In that situation, the home weather station plays a crucial role in determining the weather conditions. Weather station gives a forecast which is basically the predictions about the weather. Based on these predictions the drone pilot decides the suitable condition to shoot using drones.


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Reasons for Future Weather Forecaster of Drones

Presently the meteorologists collect data with the use of radar, mobile measurements, satellites, and water balloons. But after employing all these instruments they failed to collect accurate information about the weather. A huge gap was found between the reality and the predictions due to which people have to suffer a lot in bad weather conditions. But using of drones can fill this gap.

Drones allow the scientists to collect more accurate data which they could not get any other way safely. Suppose the scientist can send a robust drone into the middle of the violent storm in order to judge the storm and to collect data about the storm which is more efficient and safe.

For example, in October 2016 NASA used a drone to track the storm named Hurricane Matthew off the coast of Florida. And the drone able to track the temperature, wind speed, pressure, humidity and the direction of the storm very accurately. From this instance, it can be concluded that the drone has the ability to receive and download data in real time. After that transmit the data to the scientist which help them to predict the future aspects of the storm.

Future Aspect of Drones

US meteorologists are working on a drone so that they can collect more precise and accurate data about the weather in any conditions. Drones have the capability to collect data in the adverse condition of weather. They are able to monitor disasters with special radars which helps the scientist to examine storm structure and intensification and collect information. It is also helpful in collecting more accurate information which basically helps people to stash themselves and find a safer place to hide. In this way, it plays an important role in lifesaving and limiting property damage.

Not only that, it has the ability to monitor the changes that occur in the atmosphere from 2-3 kilometers above the atmosphere. This ability of drones will improve the warning time by an hour so that the people and the scientists get enough time to plan that can keep them safe in the severe condition of weather.

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