DISCUSSION: There is no question that the impacts both prior to, during, and well after the recent landfall of Hurricane Florence along and in the vicinity of the the North Carolina and South Carolina coastlines led to impacts which will forever the lives and memories of millions of people living in these regions of the United States' East Coast. Having said that, there is still much to be learned and gained in a somewhat more positive context from what still clearly is a horrific natural disaster. Attached above is both some first-hand drone footage which was captured and shared by the WeatherNation social media team back on 23 September. In addition, also attached above is a brief video briefing which gives further insights on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and some thoughts as we look into the future of global tropical cyclone forecasting and improvements thereof.
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DISCUSSION: There is no debate that over the last 50 to 60+ years, there has been a dramatic increase in the persistence and determination of the international space and atmospheric science communities to find new, innovative means of conducting both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial research. Among the many ways in which mankind has been able to advance the progress of science has been the advent of the advanced remote sensing era. More specifically, through the introduction of advanced satellite imaging platforms, scientists of various disciplines from around the world have found cutting-edge ways to study various issues in detail they never had before thought possible. Whether it was studying other nearby galaxies and other associated solar systems or even studying convective storms here on planet Earth, higher-resolution satellite and telescoping imagery capabilities have opened brand-new doors to untapped research frontiers.
Thus, it goes without saying that the international science community continues to remain indebted to the people who are most responsible for making such terrestrial and extra-terrestrial imaging advancements possible. Many of which work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) or (even more importantly) with the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA). Furthermore, it is that much more appropriate to pay homage to the men and women who continue to work tirelessly day in and day out to help further and progress the continued advancement of global scientific research on the day which happens to be just past the 60th anniversary of the formation of NASA in the earliest hours.
NASA is an organization which has continued working along its ongoing mission to break through in discovering more and more about planet Earth and the universe within which it lies. There is no debating the fact that the universe is an ever-changing medium and there are an endless amount of questions and uncertainties which continue to plague the world of science to this day. However, it is always comforting to realize that there is an organization like NASA which is continuing to work towards the goal of unraveling more and more of these deep mysteries about Earth and the universe beyond it. It just goes to show that so long as there are quintessential questions which people are looking for the answers to, there will almost always be researchers which are on the job trying to work such problems out to help try to make science just a little less daunting with every passing day.
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