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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 Katrina Storm Report

This website chronicles the progress of Hurricane Katrina from August 25th to August 29th, 2005. The site includes photos, videos and text written by storm chasers recounting Katrina's first landfall ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video

Hurricanes: health and safety

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention created this website to inform citizens about the health and safety issues related to Hurricane Katrina. The website includes an information spotlight ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Collection

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

Using Internet technology to deliver an inquiry-based Earth systems course designed for middle school teachers
Abstract: The past decade has seen the exponential growth of the Internet as a tool to deliver on-line instruction at all educational levels. Many first generation on-line courses employed strategies ...

Resource Type: Course Information

Transitions and Tipping Points in Complex Environmental Systems

This report, by an NSF advisory committee, details many of the environmental challenges facing our planet and our society, and issues a call to action for NSF, for researchers, and for educators, to ...
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Policy Resources

Improving hurricane prediction

The authors report that a high resolution general circulation model now being used at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Ames Research Center doubles the resolution of most global weather models ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights

Oceanic carbon may help track hurricanes

This resource is an abstract. The authors demonstrate for the first time that satellite images of dissolved organic matter may also help researchers approximate the mixing of surface-level ocean ...
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights

The Eye of the Hurricane

This lesson plan introduces students to the structure of a hurricane, particularly the eye. It can be used as an introduction to a unit on hurricanes or weather phenomena. Students will view a video ...

Hurricane Visualizations

This site from NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory presents descriptions, 3-D images and animations of some noteworthy hurricanes in recent history, including Andrew, Opal and Fran. The ...
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets