Because hurricane movements can be unpredictable, NASA has launched various efforts to improve hurricane tracking. NASA research aircraft equipped with sensors and other instruments have take to the skies to make direct observations and indirect observations. The data gathered by the various technologies are put into a computer to create computer weather models. From the these computer weather models scientists are able to produce relatively accurate forecasts of a hurricane's path.
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- 4-ESS3-2. Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.
- E-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources and occurrence of natural hazards have influenced human activity.