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Coning In: New Ways to Tap Old Data Boost Hurricane Forecast Accuracy

Despite advances in weather prediction technology, meteorologists must still qualify any hurricane forecasts with a "cone of uncertainty," which depicts just how far the center of a storm might deviate from its projected track. This year's hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, which began June 1, is expected to be less active than those recent years , but with season's peak less than a month away researchers are exploring new data-driven approaches to better warn those potentially in the path of approaching storms. [More] ...

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Source: Scientific American - Thursday, 19 July, 2012


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