Military technology to boost environmental research

April 2009
Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Apr2009, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p8
This article discusses the application of the global hawk drone aircraft, which was designed for military reconnaissance, so that it can be used in the monitoring of global warming processes and other environmental issues. While this technology will initially be used to monitor environmental conditions in the Pacific ocean region and the Arctic, it could eventually be used in the assessment of wildfires and hurricanes.


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