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Evolution of Hurricane Tracking

It’s good to be able to know if winds faster than a speeding car on I-75 is approaching you and your home, and thanks to hurricane tracking technology, we do get to know! Before, these storms simply happened and the people had to just deal with it, but we’ve come a long way since. In this article, we’ll go over the evolution of hurricane tracking technology and how it works today.

Since hurricanes begin forming in the ocean, there was no way to observe or track these storms without the use of air technology. The first form of a hurricane forecast model was developed during the 1950’s due to advancements in aircraft technology and also advancements in computers. This however only treated the atmosphere as having one layer, when in reality there are multiple, and this is needed to find the intensity of the hurricane more accurately. Models that allowed computers to compute the atmosphere with multiple layers came in 1976, and was further developed into a more sophisticated model in the 1990s with increased aerial advancements.

With increased knowledge of the physics behind hurricanes, the ensemble model was introduced in 2001, which stood as the beginning to true modern hurricane tracking technology, involving satellites, boats, and radar technology.

We hope you found this information educational and gave you better insight on hurricane tracking! At AJS, we understand hurricane season can be a stressful time of year, and we are committed to helping you and your properties. For any lifting, reconstruction, or moving needs, give us a call to schedule a free consultation today!

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