Improving hurricane prediction

Atlas et al., AGU

The authors report that a high resolution general circulation model now being used at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Ames Research Center doubles the resolution of most global weather models and dramatically advances scientists' ability to predict the course of hurricanes. They demonstrate the model's abilities by testing it on four storms: Gustav and Isadore in 2002 and Bonnie and Charley in 2004.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Computer Modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights
Special Interest: Hazards
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Geophysics, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science