Episode 59

For decades, the Saffir-Simpson Scale has been used to warn people about the destructive power of an approaching hurricane, but recently it has come under fire because it is based solely on wind and does not speak to the other hazards hurricanes present. So, a group of civil engineers has developed a model in which they say can truly forecast the power of a hurricane. Today we talk to a member of that group, Stephanie Pilkington, to discuss the inner workings of this model. We’ll dive into a discussion on how we one day can use such models to protect both life and property as we explore the true measure of a hurricane.