Visible satellite image of Hurricane Bonnie while it was a Category 3
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Good News from the 1998 Hurricane Season
News story originally written on January 16, 1999
The Atlantic hurricane season was active this year. There were 10
hurricanes out of 14 named storms. (There are normally 6 hurricanes out
of 10 named storms.) Scientists from different branches of the
government and from different universities teamed-up to study four
of the six hurricanes.
The team members took many different observations of hurricanes Bonnie,
Danielle, Earl, and Georges. They collected information from satellites,
ground stations, and airplanes that flew into and above the storms.
Scientists plan on using the data collected to find out what causes
hurricanes to move in different directions. When they have a better idea
of what affects hurricanes, they will be able issue better forecasts when
hurricanes threaten land.
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