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Hurricane Resources


















Image: Hurricane Isabel on Sept. 15, 2003  Photo credit: NASA




NASA-NASA Science Space Place
How Do Hurricanes Form?


FEMA—Fact Sheet: Hurricanes

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)—National Hurricane Center (NHC)
Getting Ready for the Atlantic Hurricane Season
How NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve get ready to monitor the Atlantic hurricane season.

FEMA—Six Important Things To Know Before a Disaster-video


National Hurricane Center—The Cone of Uncertainty
A 3:29 minute video that explains how the cone of uncertainly is created, what its limitations are, and what it can be used for.

Weather WizKids—Hurricanes
Lots of information and good diagrams for hurricanes.


NASA-NASA Science Space Place
How Do Hurricanes Form?


NASA-NASA Science Space Place
Lots of links to great information on earth












                                      Image: Hurricane Florence approaches the US East Coast                                           in a satellite image from space on Sept. 12, 2018. Credit: NASA.

The Weather Channel—Hurricane  

 Damages and Effects

Description of the causes of hurricane

damage, including rainfall-induced flooding,

storm surges, winds, and hurricane-caused


SciJinks in a Snap—Hurricane Simulation
Good explanation of the relationship between sea surface temperatures and hurricane strength, including how a hurricane forms and hurricane category descriptions.

SciJinks in a Snap—Storm Surge
Explanation and animation of how a storm surge forms.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-Hurricanes
Lots of great information about hurricanes, including hurricane safety, storm surge, info about specific hurricanes, and more.


National Hurricane Center (NHC)—Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale
Information about the Saffir-Simpson wind scale of rating hurricane strength.

National Geographic-Video-Hurricanes
2:42 minute video about hurricanes and how they form.

SciJinks in a Snap—How to Escape Rip Currents
Good explanation with diagrams about why rip currents form and how to escape being caught in a rip current.


SciJinks in a Snap—What is the Coriolis Effect?
Explanation of the Coriolis Effect and how it has to do with hurricanes.

ThoughtCo.—What Causes Hurricanes?
Good, easy-to-read explanation of what causes hurricanes.

ThoughtCo.—Which is Worse, Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, or Hurricanes?
Good explanation of what causes thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes and a chart that compares the three concerning scale, elements, season, time of day, location, duration, storm speed, size, strength, hazards, and life cycle.

ThoughtCo.—Hurricanes: Overview, Growth, and Development
Good description of hurricane development and types of damage caused by hurricanes.





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