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Classifying Hurricanes

This site offers a brief explanation, accompanied by animations, of how the intensities of hurricanes are classified using the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Each category of storm includes a description of ...

Hurricane Tracking Chart

Students can use this map to track the progress of hurricanes and tropical storms in the western Atlantic Ocean and Carribean Sea. It includes descriptions of hurricane watch and warning conditions.


This webpage is a part of the WW2010 site from the University of Illinois. Here, students can learn about the conditions necessary for hurricanes to form and sustain themselves. The discussion is ...

Hurricane Debby

This NASA Scientific Visualization Studio page presents still images and video of Hurricane Debby as it advanced on the USA in August of 2000. The data was collected by the SeaWiFS instrument on ...

Hurricane Fabian

This page from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio shows images of Hurricane Fabian near Bermuda on Sept. 4, 2004. The imagery was collected by the wide-angle lens of the Sea-viewing ...

Hurricane Florence

This NASA Scientific Visualization Studio page presents an interactive exploration of a computational model of Hurricane Florence using an immersive environment controlled by a boom.

Hurricane Gustav

This page from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio presents a number of images and videos of Hurricane Gustav as it approached North America in September of 2002.

Web-Based Exercises for GLY 1000 - Teaching Dynamic Earth

This website contains exercises for various topics which include animations and visualizations as well as content and thought questions. Topics include: Scientific method, Minerals, Bowen's Reaction ...

GeoEye 2010 Haiti Earthquake Satellite photos

This half-meter resolution satellite image shows Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the area on Jan. 12, 2010. The image clearly shows extensive damage, roads covered with ...

Earthquakes Database

The NGDC database allow users to find and compare significant or major earthquakes by Magnitude, Year, Injuries, Death Count, and Damage.

Tsunamis Database

The tsunamis database allows users to find and compare tsunamis that have struck across the world based on their location, date, intensity, and the number of lives they have claimed

SERTIT satellite maps of Haiti

This page from SERTIT Rapid Mapping includes a collection of annotated satellite maps (some in French) showing damage distribution, gathering areas, water sources, and other information.

The Tornado History Project

The Tornado History Project is a searchable, sortable database of tornado statistics based on official Storm Prediction Center (SPC) tornado records since 1950. Results of your search can be viewed ...

Global Warming and Hurricanes

This page from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory presents information on the state of knowledge about the potential connections between ...


A general introduction to tsunamis including information about the mechanisms of tsunami generation and propagation, the impact of tsunamis on humankind, and the Tsunami Warning System. Sections ...

Teaching Ideas: The Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

This page hosts a large collection of resources for teaching about the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, including the latest Times articles and multimedia, related lesson plans and ...

Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami

Satellite images, taken by GeoEye, from before and after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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