Tracking hurricanes from space
Though many places in the Caribbean are still recovering from last year’s historically devastating hurricanes, the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will officially begin on June 1st.
Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features a look at how scientists can use satellites to better track the rapid intensification of dangerous hurricanes.
Rapid intensification occurs when a hurricane’s maximum sustained winds increase by a minimum of 35 miles per hour over a 24-hour period.
Video Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Joy Ng