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Predicting the Probability of Tornadoes and Hurricanes

Computer image of a hurricane as seen from space

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

This video segment explores how scientists predict 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, the detectives talk with Dr. D., a neighborhood scientist. They learn that many variables determine where a hurricane will make landfall and how strong it will become.

Predicting the Probability of Tornadoes and Hurricanes
Duration: 4 minutes 07 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
How Weather Data Is Collected
Dr. Textbook Explains the History of Hurricane Research
How Scientists Predict Hurricanes Today

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild