Prediction Advances and the Role of Climate Change in Hurricane Forecasting


But satellites have helped spur advances in hurricane forecasting, according to Dr. William Gray, professor emeritus of Atmospheric Science and head of the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University.

“The biggest advance has been in the track prediction. That has been amazing. The computers have been able to forecast track out to three, five, seven days — much better than they could previously,” said Dr. Gray.