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How Scientists Predict Hurricanes Today

Computer image of a hurricane approaching Florida

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 of the past help predict the behavior of future hurricanes. 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, an expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration explains that every 10 to 30 years a pattern in the number of hurricanes develops. She also discusses why hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean are typically larger and stronger than those in the Atlantic Ocean.

How Scientists Predict Hurricanes Today
Duration: 3 minutes 04 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
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
Dr. Textbook Explains the History of Hurricane Research

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
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