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: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes
Special Interest: Hazards
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Atmosphere