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Hurricanes

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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 Tropical Prediction Center

The Tropical Prediction Center Web site is maintained by the National Weather Service of NOAA. Visitors will find current information on tropical storms and hurricanes, including public advisories. Also available are hurricane facts, historical data, tracking charts, satellite imagery, season summaries, and a wealth of other interesting and important information.

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
View Resource Hurricane: Storm Science

The Miami Museum of Science educational Web site provides a fun and interactive page called Hurricane: Storm Science. The main page consists of a clickable illustration that includes a Inside a Hurricane link where kids can learn what hurricanes are, how they form, and how to understand a radar image; see a cutaway picture of a hurricane; and more. The weather instruments page lets students...

http://www.lisd.org/ware/Weather/Hurrican%20Science%20Center...
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/
View Resource USGS: Hurricane and Extreme Storm Impact Studies

This website discusses the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program's studies of the extent and causes of hurricanes' and extreme storms' coastal impacts in order to improve the ability to predict coastal change. Students can find a tutorial about hurricanes, El Ni'os, and Northeasters. The site provides a map of the current tropical storm tracks. Researchers can learn about the USGS's use of video...

https://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/
View Resource Hurricanes

First, the National Weather Service addresses the work of the National Hurricane Center "to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather, and by increasing understanding of these hazards" (1). At this vast website, users can find satellite imagery, current and archived advisories,...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2004/0917
View Resource Hurricane Digital Memory Bank: Preserving the Stories of Katrina, Rita, and Wilma

The web has facilitated the creation of a number of historical archives dealing with relatively recent events, including such notable efforts as those designed to preserve oral histories of September 11th. Another project of note is the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, developed and maintained by George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media and the University of New Orleans. With...

http://hurricanearchive.org/
View Resource Forces of Nature: National Geographic Education

This dynamic site from National Geographic Education features invigorating ganders into four of nature’s most devastating forces. Start with Tornadoes. Six sections – What is a Tornado, What Causes Tornadoes, and Characteristics of Tornadoes, among others – provide an informative overview of these sudden, sometimes devastating wind events. Next, take a look at Volcanoes, and click on headings like...

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https://www.nationalgeographic.org/interactive/forces-nature...
View Resource Hurricanes: Science and Society

The University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography hosts Hurricanes: Science and Society, an educational web page that provides information and resources about the science and history of hurricanes as well as hurricane safety. Visitors to this webpage can browse through three main categories: Science, Hurricanes & Society, and History. Highlights of this extensive collection include...

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http://hurricanescience.org
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