References and Resources
Related Teaching Materials
Teaching about Hurricane Katrina
SERC collection of hurricane visualizations
Hurricanes: Science and Society
Weather.com hurricane background
Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential
Hurricane Katrina: NOAA Special Report
Review the conditions needed for hurricane formation with the Create-a-Cane game.
Definition of the NHC Track Forecast Cone.Slate.com article, "In Hurricane Forecasts, 'Cone of Uncertainty' Is Surrounded by Haze of Confusion"
Data and Visualizations
Latest Advisories from the National Hurricane Center
NOAA hurricane season outlook for the Atlantic Ocean, issued each May and August.
Colorado State University forecasts
Weather Underground Hurricane Tracker
Aim a Hurricane game showing hurricane tracks.
Hurricane Preparedness video vignettes from the National Weather Service
How to be Prepared for a Hurricane
Many states have an emergency management website with information about hurricane preparedness, including: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.