Hurricane Hunters fly remnants of Dorian

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Becvar, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron weather reconnaissance loadmaster, prepares an airborne expendable bathythermograph for release out of the back of a WC-130J aircraft during a flight into the remnants of Dorian July 29, 2013. The Navy partnered with the Air Force for a third year of testing the AXBT, which is designed to gather temperature readings of a column of water to help improve the output of coupled storm models. The Hurricane Hunters flew a low-level investigation into Dorian to gather storm data used by the National Hurricane Center to determine whether the tropical wave was breaking up or reforming into a more intensified storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens)

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