NIS

NEXRAD In Space

Overview

NEXRAD in Space (NIS) will combine the skill of Doppler radar with the coverage of a geostationary satellite to provide unprecedented insight into the internal structure of individual hurricanes. Numerical prediction models will use these observations to better predict changes in the storm's intensity and structure. This technology has the potential to change the basic assumptions that drive hurricane forecasts.

Contact information

SSEC Public Relations
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1225 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 263-6750
Fax: (608) 262-5974
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September 21, 2007