Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm

NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code

Book - 2017
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Ten million Americans live in hurricane danger zones, but how do we know if or when to evacuate? We must predict both when a storm will strike and how strong it will be. A daring NASA earth science mission may have finally found a way to crack this hurricane code.

Dr. Scott Braun is the principal investigator for the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission (HS3), which flies repurposed military drone over hurricanes so that scientists can gather data. But the stakes are high and time is running out.

In the first Scientists in the Field book entirely about weather, meet the NASA team on the cutting edge of meteorological field science. 


In the United States alone, ten million Americans live in hurricane danger zones. But how do hurricanes work? And how can we predict their strength? A daring team of NASA scientists want to find out—and are using a repurposed Global Hawk drone to conduct hurricane science like never before. With stunning photos, detailed maps, and infographics, Amy Cherrix takes readers on a trip into the eye of the storm to discover the future of the hurricane forecast.

Baker & Taylor
Traces the work of cutting-edge NASA scientists who are repurposing military drones to conduct hurricane science in order to assess the threat of potentially dangerous storms and maximize evacuation times. 15,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Describes the ways in which technology is being used to study hurricanes in order to predict both the timing and strength of these storms, focusing on NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission (HS3) mission that uses drone technology.

Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2017
ISBN: 9780544411654
Characteristics: 73 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm


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