The State of Things
11:58 am
Thu April 28, 2011

Hurricane Prediction

Hurricane Ivan

Host Frank Stasio will talk with Lackmann about this new technology and the changing science of hurricane prediction.

Scientists are predicting up to 16 major storms this hurricane season. But what happens once a hurricane does develop is much more difficult for scientists to predict. Gary M. Lackmann, a professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University has found a way to calculate the severity of a hurricane using a sophisticated forecast system that gives more details about the eye of the storm.

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