Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
For more information, check out the following sites and complete the suggested tasks.
- Unisys Weather
This site is every weather buff's dream. In addition to current weather maps, upper level and surface observations, satellite imagery, radar, and forecast model output, this site features hurricane and tropical storm images and data. Examine the hurricane data and find the names, highest wind speeds, and lowest pressures for the top three storms of 2002.
- National Hurricane/Tropical Prediction Center
This site contains current tropical cyclone forecasts, advisories, graphics, and satellite imagery. You can also find historical hurricane data, forecast models, and general information about hurricanes and tropical storms. Download a blank copy of the Atlantic hurricane tracking chart.
- The Weather Channel Storm Encyclopedia
This site has a vast array of information on hurricanes, as well as other types of storms. Find the costliest hurricane and the one that caused the most fatalities.
- USA Today Hurricane Information
This site contains information on the latest storms, outlooks, forecasts, storm names,
hurricane safety, storm histories, hurricane hunters, and a hurricane FAQ. Summarize the Atlantic hurricane outlook for the most recent year.
- Hurricanes: On-line Weather Guide
This site is part of the WW2010 Online Guides produced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The tutorial includes sub-modules on hurricane definition and growth, the stages of development from depression to hurricane, hurricane movement, tracking aids such as satellites and Hurricane Hunters, a hurricane preparation list, destructive features associated with hurricanes, Atlantic hurricane tracks, geographical distribution, and the effect of El Niño on hurricane activity. Take time to fly through a 3-D hurricane or interact with Atlantic hurricanes from 1950-2001.
- Nature's Greatest Storms
NOAAs National Hurricane Center prepares and distributes hurricane watches and warnings for the general public, and also prepares and distributes marine and military advisories for other users. Explain the purpose of the Hurricane Landfall Experiment.
- Frequently Asked Hurricane Questions
This site contains various definitions, answers for some specific questions, and information about the various tropical cyclone basins. It also provides sites which allow you to access real-time information about tropical cyclones, what is available online for historical storms, good books to read, and various references for tropical cyclones. Which is the most intense tropical cyclone on record?
- Tropical Storms Worldwide
Offers information on current storms, storm track maps, storm data archives, and related information. What is the strike probability for Darwin, Australia?