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Hurricanes
Students can learn about the conditions necessary for hurricanes to form and sustain themselves. The discussion is accompanied by remote imagery and an animation showing how wind shear can retard the development of a hurricane. Links to more detailed information are embedded in the text.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
Quicktime is required to view animation.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1997 by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees (except in the the case of photos and other resources which are specifically identified). The names "Weather World 2010" and "WW2010" are trademarks of the University of Illinois. Non-commercial use must be accompanied by appropriate credit visible with respect to the used item. "Image/Text/Data from the University of Illinois WW2010 Project." Web utilizations should, if possible, provide a link to our server nearby.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-557
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/home.rxml