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Teacher in the Air: Dr. Diane's Flight with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters
As a NOAA Teacher in the Air, Stanitski flew aboard the NOAA P-3 hurricane hunter (nicknamed "Miss Piggy") during the 2005 East Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour. The book covers the hurricane research that is conducted aboard the aircraft, including the deployment of dropsondes, instruments that measure weather conditions within a hurricane. One of the purposes of the book is to help teachers and their students become more aware of actions they can take to prepare for hurricanes and protect themselves and their families. It is written at the middle school science level and was reviewed and edited by middle school science teachers and scientists. Its content includes science and math activities, a glossary of terms and full-color images.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Glossary
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Natural hazards
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2006 by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-010-577
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Diane Marie Stanitski
Shippensburg University

Author: John J Adler

Contributor: Bruce David Cowden