Hurricane Hunters, U.S. Naval Academy team up for research during 'Cristobal'

Tech. Sgt. Zachary Zieman, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster and dropsonde operator, and U.S. Navy Ensign Zach Cornelius, U.S. Naval Academy Training and Research in Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes in Tropical Cyclones internship program, prepare an Airborne/Air Expendable Bathythermograph, or AXBT, deepwater bouy. The bouy was dropped during a 96L, now Hurricane Cristobal, invest mission over the Caribbean Aug. 23, 2014. The bouys are launched out of a launch tube in the back of the WC-130J. The bouys radio back information about ocean surface temperatures to depths of 800 to 1,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)

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