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Hurricane Ivan: Interpreting NOAA Advisories
In this activity, students investigate data from Hurricane Ivan, the September 2004 storm that devastated the Caribbean Islands and the Alabama Gulf Coast before looping across Florida and back into the Gulf of Mexico, where it regenerated into a new storm system. They will analyze data on the storm's location, windspeed, and barometric pressure, develop study questions, and map the hurricane's position at selected intervals.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Atmospheric science
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, S. Kluge
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-029
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation