Dr. Textbook Explains the History of Hurricane Research
A man stands on a beach holding an electric fan

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: K-8
Year: 2002


This NASA video segment describes two of the Northern Hemisphere's most destructive hurricanes. Viewers learn about the great Galveston hurricane in 1900 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Dr. Textbook uses an electric fan to explain the power of hurricanes.

Dr. Textbook Explains the History of Hurricane Research
Duration: 2 minutes 05 seconds
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This video clip is part of the NASA SCIence Files™ The Case of the Phenomenal Weather DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

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
Can the Size of Tropical Storms Be Predicted?
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
How Scientists Predict Hurricanes Today