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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 Anatomy of a Tsunami

This interactive lesson from NOVA Online shows how the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was triggered, how its waves traveled thousands of kilometers largely unchanged, and what happened once the waves reached coastlines both near and far from their source. Users can click on highlighted points on the map to see animations and written narrative describing the tsunami's effects.

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,...

View Resource Hurricane Katrina: Possible Causes

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities when it blew ashore on August 29, 2005. This essay discusses current thinking among experts on whether global warming may be contributing to the increased strength of hurricanes. It includes the results of a study using statistical data dating back to the nineteenth century that suggests hurricanes are lasting longer and...

View Resource The Hurricanes: Science and Society Website

The Hurricanes: Science and Society website is one of the most comprehensive Internet resources on hurricanes. The HSS website and its associated educational resources provide information on the science of hurricanes, methods of observing hurricanes, modeling and forecasting of hurricanes, how hurricanes impact society, and how people and communities can prepare for and mitigate the impacts of...

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