GOES-R satellite could provide better data for hurricane prediction

The launch of the GOES-R geostationary satellite in October 2016 could herald a new era for predicting hurricanes, according to Penn State researchers Fuqing Zhang, Eugene Clothiaux and Graduate student Masashi Minamide

satellite imagery of Hurricane KarlPenn State researchers found a better way to use satellite data in hurricane prediction models, which could revolutionize future hurricane predictions. Pictured is satellite imagery of Hurricane Karl, which was the focus of the researchers' proof-of-concept study.

Image: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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March 24, 2016