The Nameless Hurricane

Tony Phillips, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Science@NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center

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This audio clip reports on a rare hurricane in the South Atlantic that crashed into the coast of Brazil. Weather satellites have been circling Earth for more than 40 years and during that time they have never before spotted hurricanes in the south Atlantic. It was thought that vertical wind shears in the South Atlantic are too strong for hurricanes. People in Brazil were not even sure that it was a hurricane until information from several satellites confirmed it. This site is enhanced by an audio version of the text, photographs, a map, and a remotely sensed image.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather
Special Interest: Hazards
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Topics: Atmosphere