Hurricanes > Lab 4: Putting Hurricanes on the Map

Putting Hurricanes on the Map

Introduction

Track of Hurricane Camille, 1969. Photo courtesy of NOAA Coastal Services Center

Do you know where hurricanes occur? Do you think the state where you are could ever experience one? Has your zip code ever been affected by a hurricane or a tropical storm?

In this activity, you'll choose a storm from the HURDAT database. You'll build a storm track in Google Maps to show the daily locations and details of your storm. Next, you'll use a visualization tool to examine a wide range of storm tracks, to see where these storms have gone and figure out if you could be at risk.


Keeping Track of What You Learn

Throughout these labs, you will find two kinds of questions. Your teacher will let you know which answers you should record and turn in.


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