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2005 Hurricane Season

Compiled by Jen Millner at Montana State University and John McDaris at SERC.

This page presents a number of links to resources about the whole of the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season and some of three of the most well-known storms: Katrina, Rita, and Wilma.

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Whole Season

FLHurricane: 2005 Hurricane Season Storm List and Maps (more info) This site has links to pages of information and data on all the storms of the 2005 Hurricane Season. Storm activity reported on National Hurricane Center advisories has been overlaid onto Google Maps of the Atlantic and Carribean regions. Previous years' storm seasons are also available.

3D Nature Hurricane Visualizations (more info) This software company has produced several visualizations of the impacts of Rita and Katrina that are available for download on their website. You can also find more information on the tool that was used to create the visualizations.

Hurricane Wilma - October, 2005

National Hurricane Center - Wilma Graphics Archive (more info) This page from the National Hurricane Center hosts a variety of still graphics that can be looped into animations of the storm's progress. Images include 3- and 5-day Watches and Warnings, Wind Swaths and Strike Probabilities.

Hurricane Rita - September, 2005

National Hurricane Center - Rita Graphics Archive (more info) This page from the National Hurricane Center hosts a variety of still graphics that can be looped into animations of the storm's progress. Images include 3- and 5-day Watches and Warnings, Wind Swaths and Strike Probabilities.

Hurricane Katrina - August, 2005

Katrina Flyover: Aerial Images of Katrina's Devastation (more info) This collection of before and after aerial photos was put together by MSNBC to illustrate the changes in the urban landscape wroght by Hurricane Katrina. The photos are all of New Orleans. The interface allows users to either enter an address to view photos in the area or to pan and zoom through an interactive photo of the whole area.

Before and After Photo Comparisons: Chandeleur Islands (more info) This USGS page is part of that organization's response to the disaster along the Gulf Coast of the US. The Chandeleur Islands are a north-south oriented chain of low-lying islands located approximately 100 kilometers east of the city of New Orleans. The page shows five pairs of before and after images from different parts of the chain showing the damage caused by Katrina.

Hurricane Katrina NOAA Images (more info) This page from NOAA's National Geodetic Survey provides access to high resolution satellite images of the aftermath of Katrina's passage through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Users click on the Index Map and select which area they would like to see.

NOAA Environmental Visualization Program: Hurricane Katrina (more info) This page provides access to a good number of satellite images of Hurricane Katrina taken by polar orbiting and geostationary satellites operated by NOAA. High resolution images are available on the site.

National Hurricane Center - Katrina Graphics Archive (more info) This page from the National Hurricane Center hosts a variety of still graphics that can be looped into animations of the storm's progress. Images include 3- and 5-day Watches and Warnings, Wind Swaths and Strike Probabilities.

Flash Flood: Hurricane Katrina's Inundation of New Orleans (more info) This animation created for the New Orleans Times-Picayne newspaper shows the flooding of New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina. A time-sequenced animated map of New Orleans shows levee breaks and flooded areas as overlying information text boxes describe the events of August 29, 2005. Also included is a continuous animation and a map of water depth on September 1, 2005.

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