Hurricane Research Division: Frequently Asked Questions

Chris Landsea, Erica Rule, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, NOAA

This FAQ web site from the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory answers various questions regarding hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones. Technical references are given throughout the site for additional information. This site can help answer some of the questions that users may have about the characteristics of these catastrophic storms, how they are monitored and forecasted, and some of the research topics that are being addressed today.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Meteorology:Extreme weather
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results
Special Interest: Hazards
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Topics: Ocean, Physical Oceanography, Atmosphere, Climate, Human Dimensions/ResourcesKeywords: Convection, General Circulation, Pressure Gradient Forces, Rainfall, Temperature