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View Resource MY NASA DATA : Hurricanes As Heat Engines Lesson

This lesson is designed to help students gain knowledge in using the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS) to specify and download a microset of data, then to use the data to create graphs to explore how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean surface. Students will make graphs from the data microset, then use the graphs to investigate locations along the track of Hurricane Rita where...

View Resource NASA Hurricane Data Portal

This portal is designed for viewing and studying hurricanes by utilizing measurements and data produced by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) remote-sensing instruments. Users can access current conditions information from NASA satellites (TRMM, AIRS, etc.), event-based information (maps and profiles) on active tropical storms or hurricanes, articles on the use of NASA data in...

View Resource Teaching with Hurricane Katrina: The Physiography, Climate, Storm and Impact

This collection features digital resources and teaching ideas relevant to the many components of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Materials include an overview of the storm and the science behind the disaster, a set of links to online resources arranged by topic, and information for educators on how to use hurricane web resources in the classroom.

View Resource Wave of the Future

Tsunamis are the result of processes that shape the Earth's surface: earthquakes, volcanic events, and landslides. People cannot control the dynamic forces that drive tectonic events; however, they can reduce the number of lives lost to tsunamis by using technology to assess hazards, develop warning systems, and educate the public. This report discusses what it will take to implement an effective...

View Resource FAQ: Hurricanes, Typhoons and Tropical Cyclones

This site addresses questions regarding hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones that have been posed to hurricane researchers over the years: characteristics of these catastrophic storms, how they are monitored and forecasted, and what are some of research topics that are being addressed today. Subjects include: definitions, naming, conditions, records, forecasting, preparedness, historical,...

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