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Discover Dialogue: Meteorologist William Gray

In this interview published by Discover Magazine, meteorologist William Gray discusses the science of hurricane forecasting, one that he pioneered. Gray, who is a professor of atmospheric science and ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Opinion, Overview/Reference Work

WINDS: Measuring Ocean Winds from Space

This website provides access to images and data gathered by the SeaWinds scatterometer, a microwave radar sensor designed specifically to measure ocean near-surface wind speed and direction. The site ...
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations

Estimating Hurricane-Force Winds

This resource provides an abstract: To better measure hurricane-force winds, the authors studied various types of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) wind retrieval schemes applied to the high winds ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights

Hurricane intensification may be related to eyewall precipitation

This resource provides an abstract. The authors used weather surveillance radars along the United States coast to study the frequency of tall precipitation in order to quantify the relationship ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights

Background on the 1900 Galveston Hurricane

A report on the 1900 hurricane that devastated Galveston, Texas is available on the AGU Web site. It is a chapter from the book, Hurricane!: Coping with Disaster (AGU, 2003), covering the event ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights

Flash Flood: Hurricane Katrina's Inundation of New Orleans

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 ...
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations

Hurricanes

This page provides access to a variety of resources about hurricanes. The site contains animations of past hurricanes, current hurricane predictions, tutorials on what to do when threatened by a ...

Hurricanes

This Why Files article focuses on hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean region: what they are, how they form, how they are predicted, how scientists use Geostationary Operational ...

How Hurricanes Work

How Stuff Works is a site that offers in-depth articles explaining in simple terms how things work. This article provides a detailed description of how hurricanes work. This includes what a hurricane ...

Hurricanes!

This data tip from Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center archive, includes a variety of educational sites to visit, and a data exercise on hurricanes. Topics covered are: "What ...
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets