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One of the ways scientists gather data about storms like Hurricane Ian is by flying into them. Mick Zimmerman is a Naval Officer studying ocean physics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and he's flown into Hurricane Ian four times this week as part of the Air Force's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the "hurricane hunters."
Here & Now's Celeste Headlee talks with Zimmerman about the experience and the data he and other scientists gather on these flights.