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  • Ring around the hurricanes: Satellites can predict storm intensity

    Atmospheric sciences professor Stephen Nesbitt, left, and graduate student Daniel Harnos analyzed passive microwave satellite data to identify telltale structural rings in tropical storms that are about to intensify into hurricanes.

    Atmospheric sciences professor Stephen Nesbitt, left, and graduate student Daniel Harnos analyzed passive microwave satellite data to identify telltale structural rings in tropical storms that are about to intensify into hurricanes.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Stephen Nesbitt, call 217-244-3740; email snesbitt@illinois.edu.
    The paper, “Convective Structure in Rapidly Intensifying Tropical Cyclones as Depicted by Passive Microwave Measurements,” is available online.