Atmospheric Physics

The study of atmospheric physics has the potential to unlock the mysteries of large storms and improve meteorological predictions. SwRI is a large partner on the CYGNSS mission which has the aim of furthering our understanding of hurricane prediction. To do this, CYGNSS studies back scatter of GPS signals off the surface of the ocean near hurricanes. This information can then be used to better our understanding of how storms strengthen, and better our models for storm intensity.

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