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Hardware and software advances are giving weather forecasters and authorities more accurate information on pending disasters to coordinate responses and help prevent damage and loss of life.

Spencer Chin

August 17, 2023

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Whether they be the current wildfires in Maui, ongoing Canadian wildfires, earthquakes, typhoons, or tropical storms and hurricanes, natural disasters appear to be on the increase worldwide. Blame it on global warming or other climatic trends, there’s news on a daily basis of some dramatic event happening somewhere around the globe.

Dealing with natural disasters, whether pending or those that have already occurred, would not be possible without the sophisticated technology developed over the years and still under development. Drones, advanced sensors, communications networks, advanced infrastructure, and satellites are just some of the technology used to monitor disasters and coordinate fast responses. Expect even more advanced technology in the future.

Some of the key tech used to fight and monitor natural disasters appear in the gallery below.

Spencer Chin is a Senior Editor for Design News covering the electronics beat. He has many years of experience covering developments in components, semiconductors, subsystems, power, and other facets of electronics from both a business/supply-chain and technology perspective. He can be reached at [email protected].

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Spencer Chin

Senior Editor, Design News

Spencer Chin is a Senior Editor with Design News, covering the electronics beat.

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