David Tenenbaum, Terry Devitt, The Why Files, The Why Files

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 Environmental Satellite (GOES) pictures to look at them, and how they might be affected by global warming. Five meteorologists were interviewed for this article.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Special Interest: Hazards
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), General Public, Middle (6-8)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Atmosphere