40 min

What Flies Beneath: How Underwater Gliders Can Improve Hurricane Forecasts Weather Geeks

    • Natural Sciences

Guest: Dr. Catherine Edwards, Assistant Professor, UGA Department of Marine Sciences

Intro:  Hurricane intensity forecasts have been a major focus within the meteorological community for decades.  Improvements in track forecasts have outpaced those in intensity, largely because our ability to sample these tropical monsters can be a difficult task.  Satellites high above the ocean surface provide vital information for models, but with the deployment of new underwater instruments, data being collected BELOW the ocean surface may help improve satellite observations AND those much sought-after intensity forecasts.  Today, we welcome Dr. Catherine Edwards whose fleet of underwater gliders are already making a splash... 

Guest: Dr. Catherine Edwards, Assistant Professor, UGA Department of Marine Sciences

Intro:  Hurricane intensity forecasts have been a major focus within the meteorological community for decades.  Improvements in track forecasts have outpaced those in intensity, largely because our ability to sample these tropical monsters can be a difficult task.  Satellites high above the ocean surface provide vital information for models, but with the deployment of new underwater instruments, data being collected BELOW the ocean surface may help improve satellite observations AND those much sought-after intensity forecasts.  Today, we welcome Dr. Catherine Edwards whose fleet of underwater gliders are already making a splash... 

40 min