Scientists Attempt to Improve Intensity Forecast

Jul 23, 2018

Scientists have made great strides in predicting where hurricanes are heading and when they will make landfall. However, they are still struggling to accurately predict what the intensity of the storm will be when it hits.

To improve intensity predictions, NASA launched the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS). This project is a group of eight low-orbit satellites that measure surface winds in and near the inner core of hurricanes.

In past years, satellites that gathered data flew over storms very infrequently. They often had trouble measuring surface winds at the heart of the storm due to heavy rain in that area, preventing scientists from seeing if a storm intensified.

According to Reuters, researchers believe the CYGNSS project should be fully operational for the current hurricane season. Scientists plan to have satellites pass over the storm more often and in a position closer to the storm that will allow them to gather real-time data.

This constant flow of new information will alert forecasters to whether or not a storm has rapidly intensified in a short period of time.

With a more accurate intensity prediction, residents that fall within the hurricane’s path will be better prepared. According to Reuters, people will know whether the storm will cause devastating damage or just cause a few branches to shake.

Although forecasters have made great advancements with their predictions, there is no way to fully protect your home from a disastrous storm.

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