Hurricane Hunters: The Work of Weather Reconnaissance
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Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: K-8
Year: 2002


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, one of the detectives visits a team of hurricane hunters and rides along on a mission. The detective learns that the data gathered by these hunters are used to locate the center of the hurricane and to monitor the hurricane's strength. The hurricane hunters also discuss tropical storms and the five categories of hurricanes.

Hurricane Hunters: The Work of Weather Reconnaissance
Duration: 3 minutes 41 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 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