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  • NOAA's National Hurricane Center [*]
    National Hurricane Center offers continuous tracking of tropical storms, hurricanes, and cyclones over the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Eastern Pacific. NHC Tropical Prediction Center features issued watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous weather conditions in the tropics.
    www.nhc.noaa.gov
  • 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (2)
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Hurricanes__Typhoons__and_Tropical_Cyclones/53rd_Weather_Reconnaissance_Squadron
  • Worldwide Tropical Cyclone Names - NOAA National Hurricane Center
    Find the names chosen by the World Meteorological Center for tropical storms, hurricanes, and typhoons for 2009-2014. NOAA NHC also includes information about how storm and hurricane names are generated.
    www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml
  • Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale - NOAA NHC
    Detailed description of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, used by scientists to rank hurricanes from category one through category five based on their wind speed and intensity.
    www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml
  • FAQ: Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Tropical Cyclones
    Includes definitions of hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical cyclones, as well as resources on hurricane preparation, history, names, and forecasting.
    www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html
  • Wikipedia: Tropical Cyclone
    Encyclopedia article about tropical cyclones (known in different regions as hurricanes, typhoons, or severe cyclonic storms) including how they form, how they move, and how they can be forecasted.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cyclone
  • Hurricanes: Online Meteorolgy Guide
    Introduction to hurricanes and their associated features, where they develop, and under what conditions. From the University of Illinois.
    ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hurr/home.rxml
  • Wikipedia: Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
    Overview of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, which rates hurricanes from category one to category five. Includes a table with detailed data and descriptions for the various category levels.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saffir-Simpson_Hurricane_Scale
  • Wikipedia: Cyclone
    In meteorology, a cyclone is an area of low atmospheric pressure characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere of the Earth.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone
  • Florida Hurricane Relief Fund
    Fund supporting other disaster relief organizations, insurance or government funding that is dedicated to restoration in Florida communities affected by hurricanes.
    www.flahurricanefund.org
  • National Weather Service: Hurricane Awareness
    National Weather Services tropical cyclone development monitoring information. Includes hurricane safety information.
    www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane/index.shtml
  • How Hurricanes Work - HowStuffWorks
    Discusses how hurricanes differ from other tropical storms, how they move, the destruction and damage they cause, and how hurricanes are tracked.
    science.howstuffworks.com/hurricane.htm
  • Hurricanes and Global Warming FAQs
    The Pew Center on Global Climate Change answer some frequently asked questions about hurricanes, El Ni?o events, and the scientific link between increased North Atlantic hurricane activity and global warming.
    www.pewclimate.org/hurricanes.cfm
  • Tropical Meteorology Project, The
    Include information on storm forecasts, maps, and more.
    tropical.atmos.colostate.edu
  • Animated Guide: Hurricanes
    Animated exhibit about how hurricanes form, how they grow, and how their strength is measured by scientists. From BBC News.
    news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4588149.stm
  • Hurricane Names: Is Your Name Here?
    Is your name among the currently used or retired hurricane names?
    kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/hurricane/names.html
  • Hurricane: Storm Science
    Understand hurricanes from the inside out. Read survivors' stories, make a weather station, and contribute your own natural disaster stories to the Healing Quilt.
    www.miamisci.org/hurricane
  • Hurricanes - NOVA scienceNOW
    See the 12-minute broadcast segment on how the ability to predict a hurricane's path and intensity affects cities like New Orleans.
    www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3204/02.html
  • Severe Weather: Hurricanes!
    Project for grade school weather teams, helping them to prepare for the tracking, analyzing, and predicting of the course of a hurricane.
    www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/sevweath/sevweath.html
  • Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
    Quick reference to the category strength ratings of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, which labels hurricanes from category one (minimal) to category five (catastrophic) based on their wind speed.
    www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/laescae.html
 


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