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Creating Hurricanes with the flip of a switch

The powerful storm surge created by hurricanes often causes destruction. In an effort to improve intensity forecasting, ocean sciences professor, Brian Haus, of the University of Miami Rosenstiel school of marine and atmospheric science is studying the complex interactions between the air and the surface of the sea in extreme conditions.

SciTech Now Episode 516

In this episode of SciTech Now, studying the complex interactions between the air and the sea; the electric vehicle charger; and saving the American Chestnut.

The adventures of hurricane hunters

To track a hurricane, forecasters rely heavily on the work of hurricane hunters who fly directly into the eye of the storm in order to collect vital data. In this segment, we meet the hurricane hunters and find out about the specialized aircrafts and instruments that make these missions possible.

SciTech Now Episode 247

In this episode of SciTech Now, wildlife volunteers in Oregon set out into the desert to remove barbed wire and fencing from nature; how complex scientific ideas gain acceptance; the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, may not be integral to all cells; and a team of researchers uses the unique properties of the Jersey […]

Forecasting hurricanes

Despite well-known storms like Superstorm Sandy, the intensity of hurricanes has actually decreased significantly in the past 20 years. A team of researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey is using underwater robots, satellites and high frequency radar systems to investigate this phenomenon.