Andrew Freedman and Jennifer A. Kingson of Axios write on new hurricane modeling.
- Current hurricane monitoring is good at predicting direction, but struggles to accurately predict intensity changes.
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is developing lightweight drones that can track hurricane intensity in real time.
- During Hurricane Ian, NOAA deployed a 27 pound drone into the eye of the storm where it spent two hours conveying real time information on the hurricane.
- In addition to these drones, NOAA is developing a new hurricane forecasting model which it aims to adopt next year.
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