OSU researchers using drones to aid damage assessment in Barnsdall following EF4 tornado

Monday, 13 May 2024 11:01

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 (OAIRE) photo using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) (OAIRE) photo using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) OSU Photo

Researchers from the Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education (OAIRE) are using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to aid in storm damage assessment in towns impacted by recent severe weather in Oklahoma.

Members of OAIRE visited Barnsdall, Oklahoma, on Friday, May 10, to help National Weather Service members assess damage using UAS and 3D imaging equipment to create a record detailing the severity, path and lifespan of the tornado that impacted the town on April 27.

Dr. Jamey Jacob, OAIRE director, is available to discuss this research and how drones are changing the landscape of disaster assessment, response and recovery. 

 

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