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View Resource 1999 Hurricane Season: Are Predictions Proving True?

Hurricane researchers around the country are expecting 1999 to be an unusually active hurricane season. Though still early in the mid-August through October season, the North Atlantic has already seen two tropical storms (Arlene and Emily) and three hurricanes (Bret, Cindy, and Dennis). While Hurricane Bret struck land in a rural portion of South Texas, and Dennis flirted with the coasts of North...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/1999/0901
View Resource Tropical Storms, Worldwide

The University of Hawaii's Mees Solar Observatory, stationed at Haleakala, Maui, provides a wealth of data and images in its Webpages. This page, Tropical Storms Worldwide, gives regional maps and written updates of hurricane, typhoon, and tropical cyclone activity around the globe. The page also features a strike probability calculator where users click on a list of geographic locations or enter...

http://www.solar.ifa.hawaii.edu/Tropical/
View Resource NOAA Paper: Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential

At this website, NOAA's Physical Oceanography Division illustrates its research dealing with the predictions of sudden tropical cyclone intensification through the monitoring of the upper ocean thermal structure. Students can learn about the utilization of a two-layer reduced gravity ocean model to determine the relationship between the dynamic height and the mass field of the ocean. Scientists...

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/cyclone/data/