On Saturday, May 30th, personnel from AOML’s Hurricane Research Division along with Outreach & Communications staff participated in the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science’s annual “Feel the Force” event. The one-day outreach event drew over 1000 people who learned about preparing their homes and families to deal with disasters, especially hurricanes. HRD scientists staffed the permanent museum exhibit dedicated to explaining how scientists fly into storms to gather scientific data.  In addition to speaking to people about the experience of flying into tropical cyclones, they also took the opportunity to explain the latest innovations in technology being tested this season and how their work will benefit hurricane intensity forecasts. HRD scientists also granted media interviews throughout the day and led a team of children in the Museum’s “Wild and Crazy Weather Challenge”.

Photo credit: NOAA

  • AOML hurricane researcher talks with a museum visitor. Image credit: NOAA
  • AOML hurricane researcher talks with a museum visitor. Image credit: NOAA
  • AOML hurricane researcher talks with a museum visitor. Image credit: NOAA

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  1. AOML hurricane researcher  Gus Alaka talks with a museum visitor. Image credit: NOAA
  2. AOML hurricane researcher  Frank Marks talks with a young museum visitor. Image credit: NOAA
  3. AOML hurricane researcher  Frank Marks talks with a museum visitor. Image credit: NOAA