Earth  ID: 12206

Hurricane Forecasts Rely on Modeling the Past

Improving hurricane forecasts means testing historical storms with today's sophisticated models and supercomputers. NASA and NOAA work together in gathering ground and satellite observations, as well as experimenting with research forecast models. As a result of this collaboration, model resolution has increased, and scientists are discovering more about the processes that occur within these powerful storms.

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission is a joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission that measures all forms of precipitation around the globe. GPM's Microwave Imager, or GMI, has proven useful in seeing beneath the swirling clouds and into the structure of tropical cyclones. The information gathered by GPM and other missions will be used to improve forecast models.

 

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Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Producer
Scott Braun (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Oreste Reale Ph.D. (USRA): Lead Scientist
George Huffman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Visualizer
Kel Elkins (USRA): Visualizer
William Putman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Visualizer
Scott Braun (NASA/GSFC): Writer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Writer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Editor
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Lead Videographer
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Natural hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
SVS >> Model Data
SVS >> GMAO
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Tropical Cyclones

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0