NPS, NASA Researchers Employ Global Hawk UAVs in Hurricane Genesis Research
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In 1900, a hurricane generating 140 mph winds hit Galveston, Texas, leaving over 6,000 casualties in what is the most deadly natural disaster in U.S. history. Over a century later, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf States, devastating communities across the region and killing over 1,800. While hurricane warnings have improved immensely since 1900, scientists are hopeful that further research into the weather systems will allow for improved predictions, and earlier evacuations.
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