US: Scientists peer into heart of hurricanes to improve intensity forecast


While the science of tracking a storm relies on data about conditions on its periphery, predicting intensity relies on finding where its energy is coming from by measuring what is happening in its centre. The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System obtains information to predict intensity by measuring surface winds in and near the inner core of tropical systems.

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PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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