The scenario had been predicted and the storm's path and intensity accurately forecast. Even so, when Hurricane Katrina struck, government agencies and residents alike seemed to be caught horribly off guard. In this...
Long before Hurricane Katrina, most experts knew the city of New Orleans was vulnerable to flooding caused by hurricanes because it is below sea level, between a lake and a river, and on the hurricane-prone Gulf Coast....
Hurricane Katrina provided a stark reminder of the importance of accurate hurricane prediction. This video segment, produced a year before Katrina struck, describes the then-current state of research into what causes...
This applet enables the user to create snowflakes from different crystals by choosing different temperature zones within a cloud. The crystal grows with each click of the mouse. Moving the mouse to a new temperature...
This applet provides a simulation of the type of precipitation that results from adjusting the temperature (dry bulb and wet bulb) at different altitudes. An updraft in the cloud can be produced in order to see its...
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