On Thursday, May 21st, AOML hurricane researcher Dr. Eric Uhlhorn participated in the 10th annual Weather Day event at Marlins Park, hosted by local news station CBS4. Thousands of elementary and middle school students from across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties were on hand as part of the fun-filled, science-focused educational field trip at the ballpark. The pre-game program was designed to teach students the basic concepts of weather and climate and how these topics relate to living in South Florida. Dr. Uhlhorn discussed the unmanned technology that NOAA uses to conduct research on hurricanes, including ocean gliders and the Coyote unmanned aircraft system.
Photo credit: NOAA
- NOAA hurricane research technology on the field at Marlins Park. Image credit: NOAA
- AOML researcher Dr. Eric Uhlhorn with the Coyote UAS and ocean glider technology. Image credit: NOAA
- Marlins players take a photo with the Coyote UAS and the ocean glider. Image credit: NOAA
- Dr. Eric Uhlhorn discusses the ocean glider technology with CBS4 chief meteorologist Craig Setzer. Image credit: NOAA