Climate change threatens to breed more extreme hurricanes. Adam Hadhazy describes how the innovations of unmanned aircraft, alongside conventionally crewed Hurricane Hunters, plus small satellites and next-generation big sats, could help forecasters get a better bead on what’s to come.
Unlike hurricanes and volcanic eruptions, earthquakes have resisted all efforts at forecasting. Is it folly or the future to think we can solve that problem? Adam Hadhazy explores how satellite instruments may be bringing earthquake forecasting closer to reality.