National Climatic Data Center (NOAA)

New satellite technology dependent on ‘spectrum’

I had an earlier post about the ten year anniversary of hurricane Katrina which produced devastating damage along the Gulf coastline. The forecast from the National Hurricane Center correctly forecast the path of this storm two days before it’s arrival which most assuredly saved thousands of lives. Today’s technology would have predicted the hurricane even more accurately. This is due to satellite technology employed by NOAA which not only lets scientists see what is happening now but also can be input into forecast modeling to give even more clarity to upcoming events like this one. To be able to accomplish…