Hurricanes: the greatest storms on earth

David Herring, Earth Observatory, NASA

This website, provided by NASA’s Earth Observatory, describes the science behind hurricanes. Sections include hurricane formation and decay, hurricane anatomy, information regarding storm surges, hurricane climatology, a description of the Saffir-Simpson scale and NASA study missions. Users will also find a list of references regarding hurricanes and hurricane science.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Special Interest: Hazards
Topics: Ocean:Physical Oceanography, Climate
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science