|Tropical Twisters: How Hurricanes Work and What They Do (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)|
Tropical Twisters explains how hurricanes are created, why they move, and the damage they can do. There is information on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale to rate intensity and destructive power; the wind, storm surge and flood damage due to hurricanes; how scientists use the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission to understand hurricane rainfall; and the Geostationary and Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES I through M) missions. There are also video clips of hurricanes.
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QuickTime needed for one of the video clips.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-066
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Sharron Sample
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, Office of Earth Science, Code Y
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Earth Science Enterprise