NOAA Research Hurricane Briefs
May 20, 2011 -- Our ability to predict the track and intensity of a hurricane is critial to millions of U.S. coastal residents. While forecasting tools have improved significantly in recent decades, NOAA researchers are working on ways to predict hurricane behavior with greater confidence and accuracy. From better computer models to new hurricane data gathering systems, these improvements will make a difference in protecting life and property from these monster storms.
To learn what NOAA researchers are doing to improve our hurricane forecasts, see our hurricane research news tips page. Each news tip includes a media contact with email address and phone number.
See also "Meet Our Hurricane Researchers" to read more about these scientists and their projects.