Predicting Severe Storms: Links for Students

Community Hurricane Preparedness

Learn about hurricanes at this site: how they form, how they are named, the damage they do, and how meteorologists try to forecast them.
http://hurricanes.noaa.gov/prepare/
Features: Graphics/Multimedia


Hurricanes

Use this tutorial to learn about hurricanes - how they form, how they move, and their impact on human activity.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hurr/home.rxml
Features: Graphics/Multimedia


Severe Thunderstorm Climatology

The National Severe Storms Laboratory estimates the likelihood of severe weather hazards in the United States using three primary datasets: Total Threat, Animated Loops, and Annual Cycle Maps.
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/hazard/
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources


Understanding Storms and Fronts

Look here to find a series of links to articles published by USA Today on the weather. This page includes information on air pressure and weather, fronts, how storms form, and types of storms.
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wstorm0.htm
Features: Data Sources, In the News


Live Weather Images

You will find everything from weather images to live weather cams. An interactive weather link lets you calculate wind chill factors and temperature.
http://www.weatherimages.org/
Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources


Tropical Twisters

Tropical twisters come from hurricanes. Satellites and "Hurricane Hunters" allow scientists to study and monitor hurricanes and other climatic events.
http://kids.mtpe.hq.nasa.gov/archive/hurricane/index.html
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources


Hurricane Storm Surge

Find comprehensive storm surge information in the form of maps, graphics, pictures, and explanations. Begin exploring the most devastating effects from a hurricane storm surge.
http://www.hurricanetrack.com/surge.html
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, A Bit of History


Solar Events

Solar events cause geomagnetic storms that can affect many things here on Earth. These events can interfere with radio transmission, satellite reception, and airplane communications. These storms can be predicted.
http://www.oar.noaa.gov/k12/html/solarevents2.html
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, In the News


Eye in the Sky: Nature's Fury

Extreme weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes often bring misery and destruction. Satellites help scientists understand the forces behind natural catastrophes and mitigate their effects on humans.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/eye/hurricanes/hurricanes.html
Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia


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