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Stages of Development: From Tropical Depression to Hurricane
Students can study the development of hurricanes as they evolve through a life cycle from a cluster of thunderstorms to a tropical depression to a tropical storm and then to a full-fledged hurricane. The characteristic atmospheric pressures at each stage of development are presented, and images of each stage are included. Links to more detailed information are embedded in the text.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
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-558
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Atmospheric Sciences.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/home.rxml