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  • Mapping a hurricane before it strikes

    Mapping a hurricane before it strikes

    By Christopher Palmer
    Christopher Palmer
    Published: June 3, 2010

    Modeling and simulating the aftermath of hurricanes before they hit landfall is no easy task. It takes accurate data and powerful computing resources to create storm simulations and predict the effectiveness of new infrastructure, such as hurricane walls and levees, for future storms.

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      John Alexander said on Nov. 23, 2010 at 4:45 p.m.
      Nice research project! It would be absolutely great, if this could help to prevent horrible damages in future. As Mike Geary commented, I also think that hurricanes are absolutely inpredictable, but I think we can better protect ourselves with these research results!
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      Mike Geary said on Oct. 6, 2010 at 2:26 p.m.
      Nice video, but I really think this is all just theoretical. To simulate the aftermath of a hurricane? In a hurricane, there is so much "butterfly effect" like in nothing else, don't you think?