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Images: New Air-Launched Devices Help Study Hurricanes

Steve Jayne and Breck Owens hold early versions of ALAMO floats. (Photo by Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
An ALAMO float during a test deployment off the coast of Florida. (Photo by Robert Todd, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Steve Jayne is able to fly with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron because of his status as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. (Photo by SSgt. Nathan Calloway, USAFR)
One of the C-130 aircraft flown by the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters. (Photo by Steve Jayne, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
A view of the radar return from the Hurricane Hunter aircraft (small white circle) as it flies through the eye of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. (Photo by Steve Jayne, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Inside the cockpit of a Hurricane Hunter aircraft during a night flight in 2015. (Photo by Steve Jayne, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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