Drones provide wi-fi for disaster relief

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At the Smart America Expo, Yan Wan from the University of North Texas exhibited unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) she developed that are capable of providing wireless communications to storm-ravaged areas where telephone access might be out. Typical wireless communications have a range limit of only a hundred meters. However using technology developed by Wan and her colleagues, they were able to extend the Wi-Fi reach of drones to five kilometers. In a grant from NSF, Wan is applying...

Science Nation - Hurricane Sleuth

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Getting the dirt on hurricanes of the future When a hurricane comes around, it's best to get out of the way--unless you have a thing for risky behavior! Or, perhaps, you're in the business of studying them. If that's the case, a good way to get data out of a hurricane is to head straight into one. That could involve a white-knuckled flight into the eye of a storm in a specially designed aircraft called a "Hurricane Hunter." For more Science Nation, go to...

CUAHSI Cyberseminar: David Letson, University of Miami, 3/11/2011

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Economics of Hurricane Evacuation

The 800-pound Gorilla in the Gulf of Mexico

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UM Rosenstiel School professor Nick Shay discusses the latest research to understand hurricane intensity change and the role of the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico on hurricane intensity.

Tracking the Birth of a Hurricane

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UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science assistant professor Sharan Majumdar discusses hurricane science and the 2010 NSF PREDICT field experiment to track the birth of a hurricane in the Atlantic.