This new technique for studying the way hurricanes move and finding out the amount of heat and moisture they carry to mid-latitudes and mid-high latitudes from the tropics has been in the works for the last seven or eight years. Originally tested on the Albert Hurricane that wrought its havoc in the summer of 2000, this new technique is able to estimate the amount of water vapor absorbed by the tropical cyclone.
How does this new technique developed by Russian scientists work?
This new Russian software utilizes long-term data for building global radio-thermal fields of our planet and helps to synchronize satellite data in various radiation ranges. Satellite spectrometers observe the environment only in visual and ultra-violet light ranges, which means that they are unable to detect water vapor and can only study the upper layer of clouds systems that form the structure of tropical storms. Radio frequencies can see far beyond the range of ordinary spectrometers. The new technique synchronizes data that comes from different spectrometers that are located on different satellites.
How can this technique be utilized for any hurricane in the world?
Calculations gleaned from this new software can be extrapolated for any strong storm and these values can help determine how a hurricane contributes to the process of global heat transfer from the tropics to higher latitudes. Global heat transfer is a very important factor because all hurricanes contain excessive heat.
So if you live in an area prone to hurricanes, it may not be time to move. This new software may make your life a lot more comfortable. Then again, there are always other natural disasters to supplant hurricanes and come in and spoil the party.
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