Jeffrey B. Halverson


  For more than twenty years, NASA has deployed a sophisticated array of satellite remote sensors, high altitude research aircraft and supercomputer-run research models to study hurricane formation, behavior and impacts.   This talk describes pioneering research undertaken by NASA scientists in these three arenas, in an era when Atlantic hurricanes are exacting an increasingly destructive and deadly toll on the U.S. infrastructure.  Also discussed are NASA’s future plans for intensive surveillance of Atlantic hurricanes using the Global Hawk unmanned airborne system.