In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a lot of attention has been given to the state of the storm’s storm surge predictions.
That’s because, as NOAA noted, Hurricane Harvey’s path was so far from the Gulf Coast that, under normal conditions, there’s a high chance that the storm surge would exceed 1 meter.
And that’s the case, according to a new study, which finds that the best way to remove an oceanographic satellite dish is by removing it from its location in the middle of the ocean.
That satellite dish would be vulnerable to a wave-related disaster in the ocean, like an offshore oil spill.
The research, published by the University of Maryland, found that removing the satellite dish in the Atlantic Ocean, where the storm was strongest, would have the greatest impact on the satellite, which is located in the Gulf of Mexico and in the very center of the wave energy field.
The satellite would then be able to withstand the additional damage and the waves it would receive, and would remain stable under the stress of the waves.
NOAA explained the work by pointing out that this type of satellite dish was not always installed in the right location in order to ensure its stability, which would have an effect on its ability to gather the weather data it needed.
NOAA said the satellite was installed at the right spot to gather weather data that would be valuable to coastal communities, such as the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, in order for people to know how much the ocean is warming and the extent of the impacts it’s causing.
The researchers said that the satellite could be damaged if a storm like Hurricane Irene hit the region, or if it’s destroyed by a storm surge.
In both cases, the satellite would be unable to gather enough weather data to accurately forecast the storm, and NOAA said removing it would likely cause significant damage to the satellite.