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Hurricane Florence Approaches US Mainland

As Hurricane Florence continues on its projected path towards the US mainland, RUCOOL gliders are part of a large network of glider picket lines deployed by various MARACOOS partners and the US Navy for this year’s hurricane season. These gliders continue to monitor the ocean throughout the storm events to further our efforts at helping to improve hurricane intensity forecasts through improved understanding of ocean processes, including ocean heat content and mixing. The satellite image below shows the glider locations and the NOAA hurricane forecast paths as of the morning of September 11, 2018.

For the latest on Florence and other tropical storms this season, visit the MARACOOS Storm Resource Center or the website for the NOAA National Hurricane Center at

Hurricane Florence, September 11, 2018