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Lifecycle of a Hurricane

View of a hurricane taken from space

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 9-12
Year: 2002
Subjects: Earth Science

This NASA video segment describes how hurricanes develop. Viewers learn that hurricanes begin as thunderstorms in the ocean off the coast of northern Africa and that these thunderstorms transform into hurricanes if they gain the right altitude. The video also discusses how the jet stream and El Niño affect hurricane formation. The segment includes an Earth Fact about how hurricane names were once selected.

Lifecycle of a Hurricane
Duration: 2 minutes 03 seconds
> View QuickTime [7MB]

Other video learning clips in this series:
Interconnection of Earth's Systems
The Right Tools: Sensing Earth From Space
Global Effect of El Niño
The Influence of Global Warming on Earth's Systems
Doing Our Part to Prevent Global Warming
The Environmental, Economic and Social Impact of Drought
Linking Earth System Events

Page Last Updated: December 15th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild