NOAA robot survives, sends real-time data on superstorm Sandy

11/5/2012 | CNET · Popular Science

Mercury -- a Wave Glider marine robot built by Liquid Robotics that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stationed in the Atlantic Ocean 100 miles east of Toms River, N.J., when superstorm Sandy hit -- survived and successfully transmitted real-time weather information. Its weather sensors posted a barometric pressure drop of more than 54.3 millibar to a low of 946 millibars as Sandy neared land. "We are working closely with scientists around the world to use the Wave Glider technology for better hurricane, typhoon, and tsunami prediction so we can help reduce the risk to human life and property," Liquid Robotics CEO Bill Vass said.

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