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Can the Size of Tropical Storms Be Predicted?

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Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: K-8
Year: 2002
Subjects: General Science

This video segment explores how hurricanes are tracked and monitored. The segment is part of the NASA SCIFiles program, which features the Tree House Detectives, a group of young students who work together to solve everyday problems. In this segment, the detectives visit a scientist and learn how LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) laser light is used to determine atmospheric composition. This composition helps scientists determine if a storm will strengthen.

Can the Size of Tropical Storms Be Predicted?
Duration: 2 minutes 40 seconds
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Other video learning clips in this series:
Learning About Clouds and How They Are Formed
Air Pressure and Tropical Storms
Experiencing the Energy of Hurricane Force Winds
Hurricane Hunters: The Work of Weather Reconnaissance
Hurricane Andrew Survivors Describe Their Experience
Predicting the Probability of Tornadoes and Hurricanes
How Weather Data Is Collected
Dr. Textbook Explains the History of Hurricane Research
How Scientists Predict Hurricanes Today

Page Last Updated: January 2nd, 2015
Page Editor: Flint Wild