Hurricane Sandy

UN-SPIDER Updates December 2012

Issue Date: 

Tue, 08/01/2013
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Weather forecasts can save thousands of lives

Tropical Cyclone Funso

In a recent article in Nature, Peter J. Webster, professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, underlines the importance of regional weather forecasts to avoid losses of live and property.

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Publishing Date: 

Fri, 04/01/2013 - 10:19

latitude: 

34

longitude: 

-84
Fri, 01/04/2013

Hurricane Sandy: Polar-orbiting satellites were key in pinpointing landfall

According to a new study by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the NOAA forecasts of Hurricane Sandy’s track could have been hundreds of miles off without information from polar-orbiting satellites. Rather than identifying the New Jersey landfall location within 30 miles five-days before landfall, the models would have shown Sandy remaining at sea.

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Fri, 14/12/2012 - 08:17

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Fri, 12/14/2012

How Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellites tracked Sandy

ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission showed its versatility by capturing unique measurements of Hurricane Sandy, that hit the Caribbean and northeastern US in late October 2012.

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Publishing Date: 

Wed, 14/11/2012 - 10:36

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Wed, 11/14/2012
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