Screenshot of the High-Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit (HIWAT)
Bangladesh has a long history of deadly and costly storms. Because these storms are so localized, they can be notoriously difficult to forecast, especially without access to the most advanced weather prediction technology. Researchers have created a new tool to boost the country’s ability to forecast severe weather. The SERVIR program - a joint initiative of NASA, USAID, and leading geospatial organizations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America - and the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) recently launched the High-Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit (HIWAT), a web-based tool that