Friday, October 26, 2012

Dying Satellites Could Lead to Shaky Weather Forecasts

Dying Satellites Could Lead to Shaky Weather Forecasts - NYTimes.com: "The United States is facing a year or more without crucial satellites that provide invaluable data for predicting storm tracks, a result of years of mismanagement, underfunding and delays in launching replacements, according to several recent official reviews.

The looming gap in satellite coverage, which some experts now view as almost certain to occur within the next few years, could result in shaky forecasts about storms like Hurricane Sandy, which is now expected to hit the northeast seaboard early next week."