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CYGNSS science team reviews 2017 hurricane season, adds new scientific investigations

Posted: June 27, 2018

CYGNSS science team reviews 2017 hurricane season, adds new scientific investigations

This past week, members of the CYGNSS Science Team visited the U-M campus to review the satellite findings from the 2017 hurricane season, and to welcome new team members. 

CYGNSS Principal Investigator Prof. Chris Ruf explains: 

"The CYGNSS Science Team met at the Michigan League on June 18-20, 2018 to examine the engineering performance of the satellites, review the state of ongoing science investigations, and welcome a number of new team members and learn about their planned studies.

"Many of the presentations focused on reanalysis of measurements made during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, with some early indications that significant improvements in hurricane forecast skill may result from the inclusion of surface winds measured by CYGNSS. Many of the new team members will be branching out in other scientific directions, including use of the measurements over land to resolve changes in sub-surface soil moisture and imaging of flood inundation.

"We are looking forward to seeing those studies develop in future science team meetings."


CYGNSS Science Team

CYGNSS Science Team


NPR's Here & Program recently took a look at the CYGNSS mission, and what they've learned so far: 
What NASA Has Learned Watching Hurricanes From Space