EarthLabs > Hurricanes > Lab 3: Putting Hurricanes on the Calendar

Putting Hurricanes on the Calendar

Introduction

A calendar with hurricanes on dates

You've probably heard of hurricane season, but do you know exactly when it is, and why the beginning and ending dates are set as they are? Can a hurricane occur even if it isn't hurricane season?

NOAA has an official database of storms called HURDAT; it contains data on tropical storms that have occurred in the Atlantic since 1851. In this activity, you'll check these data in a browser, then import them into a spreadsheet. You'll analyze the storm records to help you define the dates of hurricane season.



Keeping Track of What You Learn

In these pages, you'll find two kinds of questions. Your teacher will let you know which questions you should answer and turn in.

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