NASA On Air: NASA's RapidScat Launches To International Space Station (9/22/2014)
LEAD: NASA launched a new tool for hurricane forecasters from Cape Canaveral.
1. A SpaceX Falcon rocket is delivering a radar system called RapidScat to the International Space Station.
2. It will scan the oceans around the world, using the action of ocean waves to determine surface wind speeds and direction.
3. Hurricane forecasters can use the information for better forecasts of storm surge.
TAG: Large-scale patterns such as El Niño in the Pacific Ocean can be monitored by looking at changes in ocean winds.
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center