Weather forecasters will be able to make more detailed and accurate reports in the upcoming Atlantic Hurricane Season.

According to a CNN report, researchers from the University of Wisconsin have developed an upgraded system of tracking hurricanes which will benefit meteorologists and emergency planners.

The Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADT) is a satellite-based method for determining tropical cyclone intensity.

It should ultimately result in better, safer outcomes for public safety.

Planned upgrades also include the use of full-resolution images from weather satellites, better identification of the location of each storm’s eye and the ability to better analyze hurricanes occurring outside tropical regions.

Developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), the ADT provides an indication of how a storm might strengthen, especially one approaching populated coastal areas.


The US-based National Hurricane Centre has released the list of Tropical storm and hurricane names for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The names are alphabetical and alternate between male and female. Needing the entire list in a season is rare:

  • Alex
  • Bonnie
  • Colin
  • Danielle
  • Earl
  • Fiona
  • Gaston
  • Hermine
  • Ian
  • Julia
  • Karl
  • Lisa
  • Martin
  • Nicole
  • Owen
  • Paula
  • Richard
  • Shary
  • Tobias
  • Virginie
  • Walter

Both 2020 and 2021 were very active Atlantic hurricane seasons, and if this year proves to be anything like the last two, the upgrades will be welcomed.