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Combined with standard observations, underwater gliders lead to improved hurricane forecasts
Description: A study has concluded that combining standard ocean observations (satellite, ship-based, buoys, drifters) with underwater glider data produces the best hurricane intensity and ocean forecasts. Using a NOAA high resolution coupled atmospheric-ocean model the simulation showed how the ocean data from the gliders helped initialize the model and identify ocean conditions contributing to intensification, thus reducing the error in intensity forecast by 50%. [Source: NOAA Climate Program Office]
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Source: NOAA Climate Program Office
Publish Date: 4/13/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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