Monday, 12 December 2016

NASA Launching 8 Small Satellites Monday to Improve Hurricane Forecasts

NASA Launching 8 Small Satellites Monday to Improve Hurricane Forecasts

With some help from NASA satellites, the Global Positioning System could be key to getting a better understanding of hurricanes, and help improve forecasts for their strength when they make landfalls. The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission will use radio signals from the GPS satellites to measure the wind speed near the ground in the tropics, between 35 degrees north and 35 degrees south where most hurricanes are born.

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