Hurricanes and Robots: How new technology is changing the way we study and predict extreme storms

NOAA Climate Stewards Webinar Series
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 19:30 to 21:00

NOAA Planet Stewards welcomes Dr Travis Miles, Assistant Professor in Rutgers University's Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences as our featured speaker this month.

Hurricanes are one of the deadliest and costliest natural disasters in the world. Our ability to predict where storms will make landfall has improved steadily, but it is still a challenge to predict a storms intensity or strength. Robots patrolling our coastal oceans are providing new opportunities to improve hurricane intensity forecasts and inform better response plans. In this talk you’ll learn how these heroic robots swim and survive into the eye of the storm to keep us safe.

The NOAA Planet Stewards Education Project (PSEP) provides formal and informal educators working with elementary through college aged students the knowledge and resources to build scientifically-literate individuals and communities who are prepared to respond to environmental challenges monitored by NOAA.

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Image: Hurricane Maria Lashes Puerto Rico, September 20, 2017, NOAA