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Hurricanes -- United States

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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.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
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 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 Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Katrina

Over the past few months, a number of government agencies have worked diligently to assist those affected by Hurricane Katrina, often working in tandem with other units of government throughout the region. One agency that is working to assess the marine environmental impacts of Katrina is the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The site is fairly simple to navigate, as it...

http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/hurricane_katrina/