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Researchers Devise More Accurate Method for Predicting Hurricane Activity
Description: Researchers have developed a new method for forecasting seasonal hurricane activity that is 15 percent more accurate than previous techniques. Using cross validation - plugging in partial historical data and comparing the new method's results to subsequent historical events - the researchers found the new method has an 80 percent accuracy rate of predicting the level of hurricane activity. This compares to a 65 percent accuracy rate for traditional predictive methods. [Source: North Carolina State University]
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Source: North Carolina State University
Publish Date: 9/11/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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